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Mac Addict This Holiday 

Not your average gift guide, this holiday treat relates the best things to do or buy for your 
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nice subtle hint for those who have to shop for you. by david Reynolds 



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Holiday Games Spectacular II 

In this year’s big blowout, find out which games are the best, hottest, greatest, latest, and 
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Cheaters Never Win — Oh Yeah? 

Want to play in god mode in Descent II? Want to really tear apart the enemy in Duke Nukem 
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Editor’s Note 

Cheryl makes something up as she goes along. 

Letters 

Nikki already has a date to the prom, but you all 
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keep sending her invites 



In which we wax rhapsodic, detect Internet addresses, and pick a Power 
Mac 6500 winner. Plus, the MacAddict Index! 

Cravings 

We can’t wait to get our arms around this gaggle of groovy gadgets. 

Reviews 

Get the scoop on Apple’s latest high-end offerings. Gotta-have software, 
and yet another superspeedy modem. 



Centering offscreen windows, upgrading guide, previewing with Fbnt-o- 
rama, networking Marathon with modems, partitioning, and other wisdom. 

PowerPiay 

We make Glenn Andreas spill the beans about his latest game, show you 
just how unreal Unreal is, and tell you how to conquer any Civilization. 

Shut Down 

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EDITORIAL 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cheryl England 

MANAGING EDITOR Judy Lewenthal 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Robert Capps (reviews), Nikki Echler, 

David Reynolds, Kathy Tafel 

CD-ROM: Wade Albright (CD-ROM editor), 

Thomas Hale (director, development) 

ONLINE EDITOR Mark Simmons 
ASSOCIATE ONLINE EDITOR Jennifer Gwirtz 
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Raf Anzovin, Steven Anzovin, 
Joseph 0. Holmes, Ross Scott Rubin 
FREELANCE EDITORS Laura Fredrickson, Laura Miller 



ART 

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ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Adam Vanderhoo! 
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INTERN Chris Vanderhoof 



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Steve Jobs blows his nose and we write about him yet again. 



Are you sick of reading about Steve Jobs 
every time he blows his nose in front of a 
reporter? Well, I’m tired of writing about him, 
analyzing him, and predicting his next move. 
But I keep doing it — ^not just because it’s my 
job but because the whole saga is weirder 
than mutant fish that wash up on a beach. 

Who could have predicted that Steve Jobs 
would return to Apple and take over as CEO 
(an “interim” position that I’d bet turns into 
a long-term position). The whole 
world is intrigued. After all, when 
he left Apple in 1985 to found NeXT, 
he was branded as a creative genius, 
but one with little control over his 
emotions, no business acumen, and 
almost no desire to listen to others. 

Today, Jobs displays many of his 
traditional traits — he’s a highly 
charismatic speaker who can make 
you love him even as he stabs you in the back, 
he’s opinionated and blunt, and he instills 
deep loyalty in those around him. He’s also 
fortified the barracks with people he trusts 
such as Jon Rubinstein, Senior Vice 
President, Hardware Engineering, and Avie 
Tevanian, Senior Vice President, Software 
Engineering, and has given these folks, if not 
completely free reign, at least enough rope to 
keep hardware and software development 
stable and on track with Jobs’ own ideas. 
Similarly, the Board of Directors is stacked 
with people that Jobs respects (such as his 
good friend Larry Ellison, Chairman and CEO 
of the rapidly growing Oracle Corporation) . 

And Jobs has an incentive to listen to these 
people. As Apple’s ousted co-founder, he 
must desperately want to make his place in 
history as the savior of the company in its 
darkest hour. And what better than to walk 
onto a stage and once agam introduce the 
world to the next great leap forward in per- 
sonal computing. 

Jobs is also decisive and quick. He has 
touched just about every major part of Apple 

Jobs keeps asking us to 
trust him, saying that we’ll 
see truly great products. 

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and taken swift actions in each. For 
example, in a recent visit with the indus- 
trial design folks, the group that designs 
products like the eMate, Jobs made 
quick decisions about which projects to 
keep, which to axe, and\riiich to refocus. 
For the first time in years, the futuristic 
design group is optimistic that a signifi- 
cant portion of its work may actually see 
the light of day. 

Yes, Jobs is a visionary with drive, but 
is he a businessman? Certainly the 
purchase of Power Computing sent a 
tremor through the community. Was that 
the death knell for Apple, or was it the 
smartest move to come down the pike in 
years? At first, industry pundits were 
appalled, claiming that Apple had just 
shot itself in the foot, or worse. Now, 
the conventional wisdom is that the 
purchase of Power Computing wasn’t 
something anyone wanted to see happen, 
but it was necessary, i^ple goofed by 
licensing the Mac OS to Power Computing 
too cheaply. Power, in turn, had built its 
business model on that pricing structure 
and would have suffered with higher 
costs. Jobs’ decision to purchase Power 
was, many now think, die right one to 
keep Apple financially healthy. 

So why didn’t Apple keep Power 
Computing alive if only as the direct 
marketing arm for Apple? Apple is 
already far behind large PC companies 
such as Dell and Compaq in the ways in 
which it sells and distributes Macs. Can 
Jobs structure marketing and distribu- 
tion deals in a way that makes sense for 
both Apple and its channel partners? Can 
he do this quickly enough to stop Apple’s 
rapid erosion in retail and education? 

Jobs keeps asking us to trust him, 
saying that we’ll see truly great products 
from Apple, as well as the changes that 
have long been needed. So until we see 
proof in the form of a healthy Apple, I 
guess we’ll trust him. In the meantime, 
we’ll keep asking questions and keep 
talking about Apple and Steve Jobs’ 
return. It’s a mystery — one we’d aU like 
to see resolved, replete with the tradi- 
tional happy ending. — Cheryl England 






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There’s the Spirit! 

While browsing the bulletin board for 
Hornet 3 from Graphic Simulations this 
morning, I came across a couple of PC users 
commiserating about the difficulty of loading 
the new patch file and getting it to run. This 
was replied to by an obvious Mac addict in 
the following manner: 

> AHHHHHH! LONG LIVE APPLE!!! AHH- 
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Locked... FOX-ONE!!!” 

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> Sorry, got a little carried away.... 
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win the contest? Of 
course I understand what “no” means! After all 
my hard work, my hours of finding more than 
300 words that come from “Macintosh Rules,” 
all that time spent writing them down, double 
checking, triple checking, and alphabetizing 
those words were meaningless?!?! DARN YOU! 
DARN YOU TO HECK!!! 

Whew! All right, I’m calm now. . .kinda. I’d 
like to apologize for shooting my mouth off. It 
was actually kinda fim finding out that 300 
words come from “Macintosh Rules” — ^about 
as much fun as running a mile. I guess I’m just 
kind of mad because I didn’t win Mac OS 
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A lot of you have written in to MacAddict 
asking how to go about custom-painting 
your Macs. Alex Johnson (xjohnson 
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out. “My paint job was 
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cans of Krylon spray paint. Just make sure 
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drop a can of paint into your open Mac, 
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just like to s^. . .DARN YOU! DARN 
YOU TO HECK!!! —Greg Shin, 
Thousand Oaks, CA 

Thanks. We’ll 
Rest Easy Now 

This is in response to Chris Charla’s 
letter (Oct97/p8) regarding 
Apple’s icon lawn. I would just like 
to point out that all of the 
“icons” on Apple’s lawn are 
cursors, including Clams the 
dogcow. “But where,” you 
ask, “can I find this Clams 
cursor?” Why, in Apple’s own 
Disk Copy utility! Not only does 
Clams wag her tail in the animation, 
but she also performs an acrobatic flip while 
you wait! So, let it bug you no more— Clams 
is a cursor. — ^Patrick Gierke, Wilmington, DE 

You Just Don’t 
Listen, Do You? 

“You wouldn’t use a microwave to toast a Pop- 
Tart.” (Sept97/p30). I’m trying it.... The 
microwave won’t toast it, per se, but it does get 
the filling piping hot! Maybe a nice change of 
pace. Oops, the package says not to do 
that. I wonder why. . .Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgghh!!! 
My tongue!!! It’s melting!!! — A.C. Freeman 

Exaggerate Much? 

So, I get this email... and it’s from 
MacAddict! Apparently you finally discovered 
my stupendous, one-day-to-put-Bill-Gates- 
out-of-business programming skills via my 
new shareware game, WhackIt!. This threw 
me for a bit of a loop. Since this magazine’s 
inception I had tried vainly to get published 
in ffie Letters section (so I would be 
“famous” and “cool” to all the people that 
aren’t — no offense), and it would appear 
that I had the whole idea wrong. I didn’t have 
to go to all that effort of desperately trying to 
figure out new ways to suck up to you people, 
coping with AOL’s mail service, etc. All I had 
to do was spend an insane amount of money 
on software, drive to New York (among other 
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cool CD-ROM! Simple, huh? Geez, if only 
I’d known that a year ago (no, wait, that 
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course I know you cannot allow this infor- 
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in your mag. I understand that you must pre- 
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wished to share this revelation with someone, 
and I chose you guys since all my friends now 
put their hands over their ears and hum old 
Michael Jackson tunes loudly whenever I 
come near. I do appreciate the publicity 
though (a free subscription would also be 
nice), and the next time I complete a game 
I will be sure to will it to MacAddict before I 
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Sad Goodbyes 

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duced me to the Macintosh and your excellent 
magazine, died in April. Could you dedicate an 
issue of MacAddict in the memory of Jason 



Koviack (1974-1997)? He was undoubtedly the 
most fanatical and devoted Mac addict I will 
ever know as well as the most convincing Mac 
evangelist. I threw away my IBM clone and 
became a Mac addict in his example. He was a 
very dear friend and he will be sorely missed by 
his family and friends. His personal Web site is 
at http://pilot.msu.edu/user/griffusj/bishop/ 
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rd like to say a late goodbye to a Mac addict 
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Mrs. Keene. BYE MRS. KEENE! — ^Adam Arnst 

Whoopee 

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Here’s a sorta-fimny story for you. I remodeled 
a very small attic in my house to create a com- 
puter room which now houses two Macs. The 
only problem was that it had no ventilation and 
got very hot in the summer. So this summer I 
put in a window. I mentioned my new window 
to a PC-using friend of mine who responded, 
‘Tou put Windows on your Mac?!?!?” I guess I 
never realized how cool my windowlessness 
really was. — ^Rob Abram 







Here are 12 ways to tell that you’re a Mac 
addict on Thanksgiving: 

1. You scan the turkey for viruses before 
eating it. 

2. The turkey comes out dry as a bone, 
and you mutter, “Sorry, a system error 
occurred!” 

3. Instead of using a pop-up timer, you 
set your Mac to blare its alert sound in 
half an hour. 

4. After gorging on turkey you excuse 
yourself from the table like this: “Excuse 
me, I have to go downioad, then I’m 
going upstairs to Shut Down.” 

5. Your family couldn’t come visit, so you 
cram the turkey in your scanner and try 
to send it via emaii. 

6. You store your turkey recipes on your 



Newton Message Pad 130. 

7. You mark your leftovers “Temporary 
Items.” 

8. Confused between MHz and degrees, 
your dial is set to 225, but you aren’t sat- 
isfied, so you look for an MP cooker. 

9. Your turkey is perfectly cooked — 
by your Mac running an AppleScript. 

10. You bought a Macintire turkey instead 
of a Worshone 95 ouncer. (Get it?) 

11. Your Wintel machine works wonder- 
fully-— as a meat tenderizer. 

12. When your stomach starts to ache, 
you run SAM and Norton Utilities to find 
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Congratulations, you’ve been 
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Bonkheads Dehne 

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networked. Combat your way 
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Mah Jong Parlour 

Play the game of tiles and strate- 
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Internet. Mah Jong Parlour is the 
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The try-before-you-buy products featured in the store will run with all 
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Those geniuses at Ambrosia Software 
have done W again! Harry is truly; 
debonair as he glides on his cushy 
roiling chair through the hallowed offices 
of ScumCo, kicking In doors and dodging 
darts thrown by bored coworkers. This 
terrific game has Inspired many a guffaw 
from the MacAddict staff during games 
played with the convenient excuse that 
we had to write something about it for 
our wonderful readers. Hot only does it 
play with popular espionage movie 
themes, but it pokes irreverently at the 
corporate culture that keeps so many of 
us in donuts and coffee. For the younger 
set, it’s great practice lor the future in more ways than one. As for the technical aspects, the key com> 
mands are simple to learn, the game is responsive and Its varied dynamics can keep even the attention 
of a person who is easily bored with computer games. Ambrosia has shown us, yet again, that share- 
ware can be synonymous with top quality and intelligent programming. 

MacAddict16:Software:Fun & Games:Harry the Handsome Executive 




C ongratulations to Bob 
Maguire of Regina, 
Saskatchewan who won our 
September contest. The prize 
is a fuff version of Duke 
Nukem, the game famous for 
its joystick-crazy intensity. 
Have a great time, Bob! Don’t 
forget to eat. 



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Instead of fighting your winter blahs, go with the flow of your nat- 
ural patterns. This hefty shareware program figures out when your 
physical, mental and emotional states are at their prime based on 
your birth date. You can even compare your results with individuals 
such as Prince Charles, Madonna or Elvis. There are also custom 
settings for colored and textured backgrounds as well as attractive 
color adjustments to create detailed 
charts 

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this game is definitely for 
adrenaline junkies. Our fave 
heroine is the perfect 
manga muse, a wide-eyed 
futuristic female from that 
chic genre of Japanese ani- 
mation. When you jack into 
her reality, you rumble 
through a dystopian cyber- 
world as you drive her 
incredibly cool tank-like 
vehicle. Your mission Is to 
restore universal order by 
shooting programmers sent by the evil robot intelligence, Terminus. Hurry, because if you 
don’t recover enough of the function pods, Terminus will come after you! It’s the stuff that 
nightmares and old, dark arcades are made of. it’s also great to see a giri, Valley-chick 
accent and all, shooting up the bad guys and saving the world. 

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For a fun and attractive 
way to waste bandwidth, 
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gram which generates 
old fashioned ASCii 
paintings for email deco- 
ration. You can choose 
from among the images 
included in the applica- 
tion or create some 
yourself. Painting tools 
include basic characters 
such as dashes, equals 
symbols and asterisks. 
The process is simple 
and makes your signa- 
tures chicly recall those 
early Internet years. 
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I After poking a 
tMacAddict staffer 
into an unexpected intel- 
lectual frenzy, a brilliant 
Web Exclusive Is 
expected anytime now. 



iiAOur online editor 
I V puts on his big think- 
ing cap with the blinking 
lights so that he can answer 
your questions for the 
Weekly Q&A. 



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A A On this glorious 
ftLII Repentance Day 
(Germany), we choose 
that one great application 
that’s often taken for 
granted as our Share- 
ware Pick of the 
Week. 



By Jennifer Gwirtz 



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A4Y0U are cordially 
b I Invited to our 
Reader Art Gallery 
insfaflation which pays 
homage to the linguistical- 
ly athletic practice of 
MacAddict propaganda! 



M old you know that 
MacAddict has its 
very own fanclub? Come 
on by and find out more 
about the MacAddictphites 
of the MacAddict Booster 
Club for our Site of the 
Week. 



1 Mirror, mirror on the 
wall, which Web site is 
on the ball? Check out our 
Site of the Week and 
seel 



8 



AC Look into our mag- 
bVical crystal ball as 
we divine the contents of 
our January issue. 







2 Since we here at 
MacAddict are recov- 
ering from a turkey over- 
dose, It’s up to you to sup- 
ply the entries for a 
Reader Art Gallery 



The Site of the 
Week will warm 
your heart after that nasty 
commute, so pour yourself 
a cup of coffee, munch on 
a donut, and enjoy! 



9 1t’sabird,aplane...no, 
it’s an invasion of 
groundhogs on the hori- 
zon as we preview our 
February issue! 



A A We are all thankful 
bWfor our online editor 
as he dons his thinking cap 
yet again and allows him- 
self to be strapped into the 
Weekly Q&A chair. 



3 He’s eaten his fish and 
gotten some sleep. Our 
online editor is champing at 
the bit as he prepares for 
the Weekly Q&AI 



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( Why Is a carrot like 
an OS 8 extension? 
Holy system bloat, Batman! 
We’ll dig up the answer for 
this and other obscure phe- 
nomena in this Weekly 
Q&A. 



A”V0ur holiday make- 
wLm over should be 
ready for this Thanks- 
giving weekend, so check 
out the new dressing. 
Happy Thanksgi- 
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is wild, chaotic, full of 
safety pins and loads of 
fun! Why? Because we 
feel like it!!! 



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As the days grow 
shorter, so do we. 
Just kidding. On the other 
hand, the Shareware 
Pick of the Week is 
short, sweet, and simple. 
Enjoy! 



A A Today all good Mac 
■wO addicts should be 
at home, thankful for the 
day off. See you on 
Monday. 




5 In honor of that master 
of verbiage, Calvin 
Trillin, who was born today 
In 1935, we feature a bril- 
liant Web Exclusive 
by one of our illustrious 
staff. 



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Reader Art 
Gallery. 

Happy Friday, 
folks! 




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Because you must master the ultimate evil before it masters you. 



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Rhapsody revealed 



Other half of Apple’s dual OS strategy looks great from a distance 



W hile the OS of the moment tops the 
charts (see the MacAddict Index, 
p28), Apple’s next OS chugs away 
toward its 1998 release. The first stop 
was Rhapsody DR, or developer release, which missed 
its “late summer” release date by only a few weeks. 
The release impressed more than 300 San 
Francisco bay area NeXT Group members and 
interested members of the pubKc (us) who 
were treated to a sneak peek of Rhapsody DR 
mere days before it was seeded to developers. 
Rhapsody team members Peter Graffagnino, 
Ali Ozer, and Scott Forestall gave a technical 
overview of what developers can expect from 
the first release. 







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User interface 

Rhapsody DR looks a lot like Mac OS 8. 
There is a horizontal menu bar with a few 
familiar menus: Apple, File, and Edit. The 
Apple menu acts as the Application menu, 
showing all running applications. Windows use the 
Grayscale appearance, complete with the standard title 
bar including close, zoom, and WindowShade boxes. 
Dialog boxes have a Mac-style default button indicator. 














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RHAPSODY DR IS MAINLY intended to help NeXT developers such 
as Caffeine Software port their Openstep-based applications to the 
PowerPC. TIFFany, shown here, is a full-featured image processor. 



which can be changed with the Tab key. Icons can be 
placed on the Desktop, but these are merely aliases, 
not actual files. However, Rhapsody DR does not have 
a Finder. Instead, it uses a souped-up Openstep file 
browser, which at least has the same file-viewing 
modes as the Mac OS Finder — icon and list views. 

Totally cool text 

The demo of Rhapsody’s text object — ^the equivalent of 
the TextEdit toolbox routines — showed why developing 
for Rhapsody should be very cool. If a developer builds 
an application using the built-in text handler, lots of 
functions are included for free. In addition to the stan- 
dard stjded fonts, Rhapsody’s text object provides a 
ruler (complete with tabs, tool tips, and justification), 
kerning control, ligatures, hyphenation, support for 
two-byte fonts (kanji was shown), and support for GIF, 
PNG, JPEG, PICT, EPS, BMP, and TIFF images. And it 
doesn’t have TextEdit’s 32K size limit 

Java 

Scott Forestall took great pains to assure the folks gath- 
ered to see Rhapsody that “we’re doing 100 percent 
pure Java. Period.” After the Apple-Microsoft deal, 
many folks feared that Apple had abandoned pure Java, 
but Forestall emphasized that this is not 
true. Rhapsody DR has a Java virtual 
machine, but it doesn’t have a Just-In-Time 
compiler just yet, and it’s missing support 
for ^e Abstract Windowing Toolkit. Rhap- 
sody folks said that the next Rhapsody 
release will include all of Java. 

What’s missing 

Rhapsody DR ships without the Blue Box, 
which provides Mac OS compatibility. 
Rhapsody team members said that there 
were issues with the stability and perfor- 
mance in the Blue Box, so it wasn’t put in 
the first developer release. QuickTime is 
also absent from this version, but it wiU 
show up in a future release. Finally, the 
audience asked, “Does printing work in 
DR 1?” The answer: “Yes.” — DR 



Duality 



A pple’s operating system strate- 
gy seems a little confusing 
at first. Last year, Apple told us that 
the Mac OS was old and creaky, 
and that it was a pain in the neck 
for developers. That's why the 
company, under the leadership of 
Ellen Hancock, shopped around for 
a next-generation operating system. 
She had the choice of salvaging 
. Copland, licensing the BeOS, or 
buying NeXT Software and its tech- 
nology; she chose the last. One of 
the main reasons Apple gave for the 
purchase was Openstep’s incredi- 
ble development environment. 
.. Since the purchase, the company 
has been hard at work making the 
NeXT technology run on Power 
Macintoshes. 

At the same time, Apple is not 
letting the Mac OS wither and die. 
The company released Mac OS 8 on 
time, to incredible success, and 
plans to release another upgrade 
next year. So if the Mac OS is creaky 
and all, why is Apple devoting so 
many resources to it? From a user 
perspective, Mac OS 8 is truly great. 
Developers are the ones who have 
to deal with the creaky architecture. 
Apple is working on a way for devel- 
opers to use Rhapsody to write 
programs for the Mac OS. 

For the next few years, the Mac 
OS will be the operating system 
of choice for mainstream Mac 
addicts. Rhapsody will be a work 
in progress beyond its release next 
summer and will be most attractive 
to developers and people who 
need high-end servers. In sharp 
contrast to the Copland/Gershwin 
path, Apple’s current plan is the 
smartest one the company has 
had in years— and it's not vapor- 
ware. — /CT 



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I t’s the oldest story in the world: Apple 
develops a cool new technology, then 
either leaves it to languish unshipped 
or throws it out into the cold hard 
world and subsequently ignores it. But now, 
in a happy synergy, Apple has 
teamed up die unsung hero known 
as AppleScript, the oft-demo’ed but 
never-released Apple Data Detectors, 
and Mac OS 8’s celebrated and wild- 
ly popular contextual menus to bring 
us something at once jaw-dropping- 
ly awesome and profoundly useful. 
For crying out loud, it’s even Internet 
oriented. How hip can you get? 

This wonder widget formally 
goes by the unwieldy but descrip- 
tive moniker “Internet Address 
Detectors for Mac OS 8’’ (lAD, for 
short). Comprising a Contextual 
Menu Items plug-in and associated 
support files, it allows you to select a 
block of text in any application, 
bring up the trusty contextual menu, 
and choose from a laundry list of 
actions to perform on the URLs 
(Internet addresses) embedded in 
the text. Web pages can be browsed 



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mailed, Telnet addresses telnetted into, and 



more. Beats the heck out of 
copy-switch-paste. 

The most charming aspect 
of lAD is the way it combines 
the underhyped power of 
AppleScript and the long- 
promised magic of Apple Data 
Detectors. The latter technology, previously 
sighted only in Macworld Expo keynotes, is 
now employed to parse Internet addresses out 
of the selected text. The various actions you 
can perform on each address, meanwhile, are 
actually just AppleScripts stored within the 
System Folder. AppleScript adepts can cus- 



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ac OS 8’s extensible contextual menus 
have proven an irresistible lure to enter- 
prising developers. By dropping plug-ins 
into the System Folder’s Contextual Menu 
Items folder (a feature available on PowerPC 
Macs), you can kit out those handy pop-up 
menus with new features ranging from the 
ridiculous to the sublime. The Utilities sec- 
tion of our Mac OS 8 site lists some of our 
favorite contextual menu add-ons, Web sites 
devoted to cataloging new arrivals, and 
other Mac OS 8 enhancers. 



tomize the suppUed actions or use them as 
models to create their own — “Add This Bozo 
to Emailer Filter” and “Download File to 
Desktop” are just a quick edit away. Like other 
contextual menu plug-ins, Internet Address 
Detectors requires a PowerPC-based Mac run- 
ning Mac OS 8. — MS 



Once bitten by the contextual-menu 
bug, you may chafe at the constant Con- 
trol-clicking necessary to bring up those 
adorable menus. Heavy-duty menu mavens 
are advised to invest in either a two-button 
mouse from Kensington or MacAlly, whose 
second mouse button can be programmed 
to emulate a Control-click, or Tools & Toys’ 
shareware extension Look Mom, No 
Hands!, which automatically pops up the 
Finder’s menus when you hold down 
the mouse button for a second or two. 




it’s time to remove last month’s MacAddict from the Ziploc Freezer storage 
bag you have stored lovingly next to your Mac and find out how you did on 
our wimp-detecting code name word search puzzle (“Crack the Code Name 
Find” p47). Check the answers below to find out whether you’re a wimp or 
a weirdo. In either case, send our condolences to your mom. —NE 
Answers: 



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C ol. Carl D. Springer earned a 
purple heart in Vietnam and 
surely deserves a 
six-colored 
heart in his campaign to 
convert people to the 
Mac. In fact, it wasn’t 
Springer who entered 
our September contest 
but one of his converts. 

Loren Simpson of North 
Canton, Ohio, nominated the 
colonel and even set up a Web 
site at http://hottop.com/contest.htm 
to evangelize the entry, collecting testimo- 
nials from 40 people who had been (recently) 
converted to the Mac way by Springer. Simpson 
had seven PCs when he met Springer early in 
1996 . He now has five Macs. 

The colonel is no stranger to recruitment. 
When in charge of the U.S. Army 6th Recruiting 
Brigade, he put together a Web site for 
recruiters at http://www.teamwest.com, using a 




Mac, of course. At that page you can also 
find out how Springer has used the Mac in the 
course of his Army career (it’s the 
Sirius News link). Springer 
truly deserves the Power 
Macintosh 6500/300, 
and Simpson deserves a 
huge round of applause 
for being so selfless as to 
give up the prize. 

Simpson also has taken 
up the cause. On a recent 
plane trip, he brought along his 
PowerBook 1400, complete with a 
Keep It Simple Systems Solar Panel as a 
bookcover. With a couple of suction cups, he 
attached it to the airplane window. He not only 
drew a huge crowd by playing QuickTime 
movies and surfing the Web through the air- 
phone but also ended the trip with more 
power than he had when he boarded. He even 
managed to impress a few Windows users. 
Way to go, Loren Simpson! — KT 



SDelightful 

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“Holiday Games Spectacular II," p44) or, 
barring that, simply spruce up flat images with a 
little 3D magic. The high cost of 3D studio soft- 
ware— and the technical knowledge needed to 
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FOCUS ON: '80S RETREADS! 
Length of Motley Crue’s career, in 
years: 17 

Approximate number of Crue albums 
sold to date: 35,000,000 

Approximate number of Crue albums 
sold per year: 2,060,000 

Length of Apple Macintosh’s career, 
in years: 13 

Approximate number of Macs sold to 
date: 28,000,000 

Approximate number of Macs sold 
per year: 2,1 50,000 



FOCUS ON: MAC OS (AGAIN)I 
Respective ranking of Mac OS 8 and 
Myst among PC Data’s best-selling 
CD-ROMs of July 1997: 4, 2* 

Respective ranking of Mac OS 8 and 
Myst in August 1997: 2, 4 



FOCUS ON: POWER MATH! 
Amount Apple paid to buy back 
Power Computing’s Mac OS license and 
customer list, in dollars: 1 00,000,000 

Approximate number of names on 
Power Computing’s customer list: 
200,000 

Average selling price of a new Mac 
during Apple’s 1997 third fiscal quarter, 
in dollars: 2,400 

Apple’s average gross profit margin, 
in percent, during third fiscal quarter: 20 

Apple’s average net profit on each 
new Mac during third fiscal quarter, in 
dollars: 480** 

Estimated percentage of Power 
Computing customers who would have 
to buy a new Mac in order to recoup 
Apple’s purchase cost: 100% 

* Mac os 8 shipped in the last week of July 1997. 

** Profit margin is calculated as (sales - cost of 
sales) -i- sales. 

Sources may be found on the MacAddict Web 
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Things to Do 

for a Mac Addict 

Holiday 



I t doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict what will happen during the holiday season (although I hear 

he makes a passing allusion to it in some of his later, more obscure works). Every year, it’s the same 

struggle: You start harassing your favorite Mac addict about what to give him or her for the holidays, 

and he or she, in turn, tells you something like “Oh, I don’t know, I’ll love whatever you get me,’’ which you 

mentioned on both know is a bald-faced lie. So, rather than attend therapy to straighten out your communication problems. 
The Disc. 

you do the best you can, thinking about all the things you’ve seen your Mac addict “ooh” and “ahh” over dur- 
ing the past year, combing your memory and your journal for each mention of something that might please. 
Finally, after all your research, you pick the perfect gift— a monogrammed bill clip. After a few gratuitous 
rounds of “Oh, this is great” from your Mac fan, the clip ends up in the same drawer as last year’s gift. 

Gift giving shouldn’t be this hard. After you read our 67 suggestions of things to do and buy for your 
favorite Macintosh enthusiast, this holiday season will be a breeze. One word of caution: Always get 
the Mac owner’s permission before doing anything to the machine. That is, unless you want a quick 
end to your relationship. 




FIND THE 
SHAREWARE 



^ Can’t-Miss Game Gifts 



■ Star trek: Starfleet Academy ($59.95, 
MacPIay, 80O4MACPLAY or 714-653-6655, 
http://www.macplay.com) 

Here's ^ybur chance id attend Starfleet 
Academy and work through the trials and 
tribulations of being a cadet in the service of 
the United Federation of Planets. Combining 
both action and adventure modes, Star Trek: 
Starffeel Academy should keep your favorite 



gamer occupied for many weeks beyond the 
holiday season. 

■ Diablo ($54, Blizzard Entertainment, 
800-953-7669 or 714-955-0283, http://www. 
blizzard.com) 

This role-playing game combines innov- 
ative inventory management, multi-piayer 
pfay over a network, great special effects, 
and a spooky mood to create one of the best 



entertainment titids Of the y btebfo will 
satifey most Mac gamers. 

■ Myth ($49, Bungie Softw^e, 800-295-0060 
or 312-563-6200, http://www.bungie.cdfn) 
Trte folks who brought you Marathon 
have been hard at work on this three-dimen- 
sional tactics game, and it shows, the 3D 
terrain really makes a difference in game 
play: certain warrior types perform better on 



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Illustrations by Adam Vanderlioo-f 



I Buy a copy of Mac OS 8 and do a clean 
install — ^For the suggested retail price 
of $99y you can buy the newest OS with its 
PowerPC-native code, multithreaded 
Finder, and all the new interface tweaks. 
This is a real bargain. But buying it is only 
half the work. Once you have the shrink- 
wrapped box in hand, set up a time to do a 
clean install of the new software. 
Remember to save all those Preferences 
and third-party extensions. 




Z Make her a custom look-and-feel 
package — Does she like mountain 
biking? Use Greg Landweber’s shareware 
program Kaleidoscope ($20, on The Disc), 
Desktop Picture (the new Desktop cus- 
tomization Control Panel that comes with 
Mac OS 8), a startup screen, and some cus- 
tom icons to outfit her Mac with a mountain 
bike theme. There are lots of things you can 
customize, but don’t go overboard. After all, 
too much of anything is obnoxious — even 
Pauly Shore. Put the package on a Zip disk 
and wrap a pretty red ribbon around it. 




Some customization suggestions: 

■ Holiday theme — Snowflake icons, the 
Holiday Lights shareware program (on The 
Disc), holly desktop patterns — it’s enough 





to get anyone in the holiday spirit. 

■ Hobby theme — ^What interests 
her: Is it hiking or archaeology? 

Perhaps she likes table tennis. 

Think carefully, and cover two or 
three of her activities. 

■Family theme — Perhaps she 
loves the people around her. 

Make a desktop picture of 
her family, and include 
icons of each of her family 
members. Be careful not to 
exclude someone — unless 
you want to send a message. 

Don’t forget to pay the 
shareware fees on any customiza- 
tion shareware you use. 

3 Register her shareware — Odds 
are, there’s some shareware on 
your giftee’s hard drive that hasn’t been reg- 
istered. For relatively little money, you can 
register all of that shareware with two ben- 
efits: You’ll be earning some good karma 
for you and your Mac addict, and you’ll be 
supporting the Mac developer community. 
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on a sick little fantasy about chasing him 
down dark halls with a shotgun, there’s a 
certain Zen quality to mindlessly slaying the 
demons that lurk where he lives. With Bungie 
Software’s Marathon Trilogy Box Set (about 
$50 (street), 800-295-0060 or 312-563- 
6200, http://www.bungie.com/products/ 
trilogy) » you get Forge and Anvil, a pair of 
programs that let you create custom maps, 
characters, and weapons. Make the map 
extra fim by providing a custom-made rocket 
launcher that launches Mac classics. 



A Keep his PowerBook safe — ^With some 
■ strong canvas and limited sewing 
skills, you can create a seat belt for a 
PowerBook. Use it to securely attach the 
‘Book to the car’s seat. We don’t condone 
mobile computing while driving, but if you 
just set it on the seat wliile going from point 
A to point B, you’ll want the security that 
comes with a strap. 



Make a Marathon map of your Mac 
^ addict’s house — Although this borders 



different terrain (archers, for example, fight 
better from higher ground), and the terrain 
can also provide surprises (the undead cpi 
hide underwater and wait to attack any pass- 
ing warnors). This one is sure to alter how 
Mac gamers think of gaming: 

■ Quake ($44.99, MacSoft, 800-229-2714 
or 61 2-509-7600, http://www.wizworks. 
com/macsoft) 



Quake has been available on the PC 
side of things for some time ridw, but now 
things are equal, thanks to MacSoft. This 
first-person shooter renders a 3D world 
through which you walk (or run) and kill 
things. Marathon : fans should feel rights 
home with this one, and besides, its 3D 
engine Will give you arv excuse to buy a 3D 
card as a gift. 



■ Galapagos ($44.95, Electronic Arte, 800- 
245-4525 Or 415-513-7555, http://www 
ea.com) Pavlov would be proud. Here’s your 
chance to mold an artificially intelligent Crea- 
ture using negative reinforcement to reach a 
The problem here is, if you uee too 
much negative reinforcement, your critter will 
turn catatonic on you. A must-have for every 
artificial intelligence fan out there. 



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* Zip ($149 (SRP), tomega, 800- 
998-0036 or 801-778-1000, http://www 
.lomega.com). Zip drives with thdir tpOMB; 
cartridges make backing up, archiving, and 
transferring data a ishap. You can get them 
from a bunch of soufees, and you can even 
get an internal version for your Map. 

■ F-16 Fighterstick ($189.95 (SRP), CH 
Products, 800-624-5804 or 760-598-2518, 
http;//www.chproducts.com). The grand- 
daddy of multibutton joysticks, this 
wonderful peripheral makes flight-sim 
games like Tie Fighter and FA-18 Hornet a 
whole lot easier. 



■ Color QuickCam ($299 (SRP), Connectix, 
800-950-5880 or 415-571-5100 X7901, 
http://www.connectix.com). Although it may 
seem like a one-shot peripheral, the Color 
QuickCam has a multitude pf uses. With 
some Web camera software^ an ADB I/O, 
and some creative home engineering, the 
Gdidl QuickCam can be controlled via the 
Web. It can also be used to take small color 
images, make animations, create QuickTime 
movies, do video conferencing, or watch 
over your desk. 

■ PowerSD 3Dfx graphics acceleration card 
($249.95 (SRP), TechWorks, 800-688-7466 



dr:512-794-8355 (or 44-1753 893 500 for UK 
and Europe), http://www.techworks.com). 
If youTe fe Quake fanatic or you love 
MechWarrior, then you should look info this 
3D acceleration card, it will render smoother 
textures and create a more believable expe- 
rience. Although only a few games currently 
take advantage of 3tt acceleration cards, 
these games are the wave of the future. 

■ Olympus D320-L ($689.95, Olympus, 800- 
347-4027 or 516-844-5000, http://www.olym- 
pus.com). This digital camera rocks. The 
Olympus D320-L, building on the very cool 
and quite successful Olympus D300-L, not 




6 Buy a domain name — ^There’s nothing 
like the personal touch, and if you buy 
your Web-surfing Mac user a domain name, 
every email and every trip to her home page 
will have special meaning. To get a vanity 
domain name, ask your favorite Internet ser- 
vice provider (ISP). For an extra $10 to $20 
a month, some ISPs will grant you your own 
domain name without the bother of doing a 
WHOIS search and pay- 
ing the yearly fee. Call 
and ask around. 



7 Clean out her System ^ 

Folder — ^Even for the most retentive 
among us, the Mac’s System Folder is not an 
easy thing to keep clean. Do your Mac per- 



son a favor and get rid of all of those obso- 
lete preference files, extensions, and control 
panels, and save lots of hard disk space. To 
make this easier for you (and for her, in the 
long run), invest in a copy of the shareware 
program Yank ($15, on The Disc) or 
Aladdin’s Spring Cleaning (demo on The 
Disc and just $49-95 from Aladdin Systems’ 
Web site, http://www.aladdinsys.com). Both 
of these programs do a great job of getting 
rid of unneeded (or unwanted) files. 



8 Give his hard drive a high colonic — 
Or, if that’s just a tad too gross, do the 
following to get rid of any bit rot, especial- 
ly if he has been having lots of unexplained 
system errors: 

■ Back up the hard drive — Copy every- 
thing to another hard drive or a set of 
Zip disks. You’ll need it later. 

■ Update the hard disk drivers — Get 
the latest driver and update the drive. If 
it’s an Apple drive, get the latest version 
of Drive Setup or HD SC setup. If it has 
been formatted by a third-party utility, you’ll 
have to get the latest driver software for that 
utility and use it to update the drivers. 

■ Format the drive — ^Use the drive utility 
to do a low-level format of the hard drive. 
Also, take this opportunity to partition the 
drive to increase speed and reduce file 



sizes (see “Super-Smart Desktops,” 
May/97, p32). 

■ ReinsM the software — Use the original 
installer disks to reinstall as much of the 
software as you can. Don’t use the backup 
for this if you can help it. 

■ Clean up — ^From the backup you made in 
the first step, copy over whatever you 
couldn’t install from installer disks. 

This chore is not for the technically faint 
of heart. You’ll need to set aside several 
hours to do this one, and don’t forget to get 
permission first. 

9 Make a stenciled set of backup disks — 
Buy enough Zip disks to back up her 
hard drive, and then use markers to create 
a nice Celtic knot pattern on the disks. 
Wrap them in a bow, and her eyes will go 
wide with joy. 



Clean her desk — Oh, sure, this 
I isn’t exactly something to do to her 
Mac, but coming home to a clean desk is 
one of the nicest things in the world. Just be 
careful not to throw out anything important. 



n Make a mouse cozy — ^You can’t pos- 
sibly want to leave that cute little 
mouse out in the cold, cold air, can you? 
With a little bit of material and a little more 





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expansion bay, but external will work fine, 
too) and have it installed. 

■ L2 oache—Level 2 cache helps a Power 
Mac go faster. Much faster, in some cases, 
and the more: you hayOj the faster ft goes 
(although you hit diminishing returns after 
about 51 2K of cache). If her Mac doesn’t 



■ More RAM— There’s not a Mac on 
that couldn’t use more RAM, and 
memory 'pripes have come down to a rea- 
sonable leveV a few SIMMs or DIMMs would 
make a great gift. To make that great gift 
really exceptional gift, max out the amount of 
RAM In his Mac. Have It installed by a pro- 



fessional i^rthe crowning touch 
io a gift to remember 
■A new hard drive— As with RAM, 
always on the iook- 
)r more sp^ce. Indulge that 
by buying a 4GB hard drive 
(internal, if her Mac has a free 



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only takes great-quality digital images 
at 1024 X 768, ft also has removable 
media (so you can take your images 
with you wherever you go) and video out 
(so you can hook It up to a TV wherever 
you go). 

■ A two-button (or more) mouse — ^Wlth 
Mac OS 8’s ; contextual imenuSi the two^ 
button mouse has suddenly become quite 
useful But why stop at two? Kensington’s 
Thinking Mouse ($109.99 (SRP), 800- 
535-4242 or 650-572-2700, http://www. 
kensington.com) has four programmable 
buttons, which give you quick access to 



some of Mac OS 8*s new 
features— namely, contextu- 
al menus. These! are much 
easier when a control-click 
IS programmed into the 
mouse itself, 
and other keys can 
:}|s quick shortcuts. For 
example, by program- 
ming one of your 
mouse buttons with 
an option-click, 
apps are easy 
to hide. 



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■ A computer toolkit— If she’s constantly 
poking around inside her Mac's case, One 
of the best gifts you can give is a computer 
toolkit. These little utility packages have lots 
of tools specific to computers— hard to find 
things like Tone 
screwdrivers. A 
nust-have for 
the technically 
in-clined, and, 
she 
even 
ypur car 
with it 




work, you can sew up a warm cozy for your 
favorite Mac peripheral. You’ll find a pat- 
tern for a tower Mac and monitor cozy, 
created by our very ovm Jennifer Gwirtz, 
on The Disc. Look there for complete 
instructions as well. 



IT Personal gift certificates — You 
I L won’t have to spend any money to 
give him these certificates, which you can 
create on your Mac using a word proces- 
sor or page layout software. Here are 
some ideas: 

■ Certificate for a day of Mac-related clean- 
ing chores — ^This includes everything firom 
cleaning out the gunk from his keyboard to 
lovingly wiping down his monitor. 

■ Certificate for a day of Mac installation, 
setup, and instruction — Give him the best 
gift of all: your expertise. Spend an entire 
day helping to install and set up new soft- 



ware, and give him all the instruction he’ll 
need to do things himself. You’ll both be 
happy about the results. 

■ Certificate for a back rub at the key- 
board — Sitting in front of a Mac is hard on 
his shoulders, so stand behind him and 
knead out all those knots while he plays yet 
another Warcraft II scenario. 

B Hook him up to the Internet — 
Bring your Mac maven kicking and 
screaming if necessary into the wired pre- 
21st century by buying him a three-month 
account with an ISP, installing all the 
Internet software he’ll need, and then con- 
figuring his TCP/IP and modem software. 
That way, all he’ll have to do to connect is 
click on a couple of icons and buttons. 
Although you may lose him to his online 
chat sessions, for some folks, this might be 
a feature, not a bug. 

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1 Am Apple 

I 9 gear — ^Apple’s Apple- 
Designs Web site (http://www. 
appledesigns.com) offers a ton of 
Apple-branded gear, everything 
from umbrellas to coffee mugs, all 
with our favorite six-color logo. 

The Apple Essentials section shows 
you all the Apple-flavored accou- 
terments for your everyday life. The Apple 
For Kids section has teddy bears, baby 
clothes, and place mats. The Always Apple 
section has a collection that highlights 
Apple's history. Our personal favorites at the 
AppleDesigns site are the Apple Swiss Army 
Me and the Clams composition 
book. Go nuts! 






Apple Es^tials 



have L2 cache, buy her 256K of cache for q! 
quick speed bump. If her Mac already has L2 
cache, upgrade it with a bigger cache card. 
Like RAM prices, cache prices vary from day 
to day, so it’s difficult to say hovv rpuch yoU; 
should expect to pay. The best thing to db is 
to shop around. 



■ More VRAM— Video RAM (VRAM) is a spe- 
cial type of memory that the Mac uses to 
drive the monitor. The amount of VRAM a 
Mac has determines how many colors it can 
display and at what resolution. If your favorite 
Mac addict can’t get millions of colors on the . 
monitor he has at the resolution he wants. 



thbn he needs more VRAM. Note, however, 
that not all Macs have room for additional 
VRAM— to get more colors or a higher reso- 
lution you may need to buy a video card 
instead. Check with Apple to find out exactly 
what a particular Mac can support, ■ 

■ Did we say more RAM? 



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7 Great Books 



■ The Macintosh Bathroom 
Reader by Owen Linzmayer 
(Sybex, 510-523-8233, http:// 
www.sybex.com) 

Full of tidbits about the Mac 
and its creators, The Macintosh 
Bathroom ^Re0er is aptly 
named. Pick it up, flip through it, 
and you’re guaranteed to learn a 
new piece of trivia every time. 

■ The Mac Bible (Peachpit 
Press, 800-283-9444 or 510-524- 
2178, http://www.peachpit.com) 

Now in its 10th edition, The 
Mac Bible covers a ton of Mac 
basics. Don’t have a clue how to 



manage your tents? Check out 
The Mac Bible. Unsure of what 
to do when your Mac freezes? 
Pick up The Mac Bible. Need to 
exchange files with a PC? 
The Mec Bible can help. You get 
the idea. 

■ Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other 
Disasters by Ted Landau 
(Peachpit Press, 800-283-9444 
or 510-524-2178, http://www 
.peachpit.com) 

Even though it ha$ the most 
depressing title on the,' planet, 
Sad Macs is the best trou- 
bleshooting guide around with 



detailed information on prob- 
lems and fixes. We hope the 
Mac addict on your shopping list 
doesn’t need this book too often, 
but when he does, he’ll be glad 
to. have it around, 

■ Beyond The Little ■. Mec Book 
Robin Williams with Steve 
Cummings (Peachpit Press, 
800-283-9444 or 510-524-2178, 
http://www.peachpit.com) 

This Is one of the most 
approachable books ever writ- 
ten about Macs, avoiding much 
of the jargon and computer- 
speak that makes reading other 



computer-related titles a com- 
parative bore. It contains all 
)<inds of tidbits about your Mac, 
and even experienced Mac folks 
will learn a thing or two. 

■ AppleFacts 8.97 (Apple Com- 
puter, 800-825-2145 or 408-974- 
1010, http://www.apple.com) 
This little pocket-size freebie 
contains specifications for every 
currently shipping Mac and 
printer. It’s an indispensable ref- 
erence, and a new one comes 
but every few months- ^bis is a 
must-have resource for the rabid 
Macintosh fan in your life. 




16 : 



Design some per- 
^sonalized Screen- 
ies — Remember the 
Screenies monitor 
border fad that 
struck a few 
years back? Go 
retro and crafty 
at the same time 
by making your 
own homemade 
monitor border 
using cardboard and 
colored markers. Do up a 
nice design, add some tape, 
and — ^voila — ^a work of art. 



Straighten out her Mac’s cables — 
Boy, things have changed from 
the early Mac days when all that hung off 
the back of a Mac was a power cord. Now, 
there are SCSI cables, serial cables, and 
several other cords for you’re-not-quite- 
sure-what. Take some time, unplug each 
one, and plug it back in after carefully 
untangling it. When you’re done, tie them 
in neat bundles with a twist tie, or a pretty 
little bow. 



Build her a home page — ^As long as 
you’re getting into the whole Net 
scene, why not make her a home page? 
With a visual page layout program such as 
Adobe PageMill or Claris Home Page, it’s a 
lot easier to do than playing with a bunch 
of HTML, and most ISP accounts come with 
some server space meant for hosting these 
pages. You can give her a preview on a 
floppy disk so that she can see what’s going 
online before it actually does, saving you a 
potential libel suit. 





1 Q Make her a FileMaker database — 
I O Keeping track of all those comic 
books has been a real chore for her, so why 
not make it easy by using Claris FileMaker 
Pro to create a custom database to help? You 
can include all the information important to 
any collection (such as item descriptions, 
product numbers, and current prices), and 
it’s easy to update. Go one step further and 
catalog her whole collection for her. 




IQ Reproduce Apple’s icon lawn on her 
I / lawn — ^Make Ufe-size replicas of the 
icons on Apple’s Research and Development 
campus lawn, and then arrange them on her 
lawn to match. She’ll think she’s in 
Cupertino when she sees it! 



4i Places to Buy Gifts 



Yes, there are many otfter 
reputable places to get your Mac 
gear, but we’ve had great experi- 
ences with these folks. 

■ Direct from the manufacturer. If 
the manufacturer will sell directly 
to you, this is a great place for 



good prices and good service. 

■ Cyberian Outpost (800-856- 
9800 or 860-927-2050, http:// 
www.outpost.com). Run by 
longtime Mac head and former 
Mac developer Darryl Peck 
(remember inline Systems?), 



Cyberian Outpost carries top- 
notch Mac products at great 
prices. No tricks, no gimmicks, 
just good products at a fair price. 
■ Mail-order catalogs. There are 
lots of reputable catalogs from 
;^bl[Gh te yoor Mac mer- 



chandise. These catalog compa- 
nies will provide overnight 
delivery (typically for a nominal 
tee) and they Have ;gdOd;f 
reputation ter customer service. 

If you don’t see what you want in 
the catalog, be sure and ask the 



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■ AppleScript Handbook 
by Danny Goodman (Random 
House, 800-793-2665 or 
410-848-1900, http://www. 
randomhouse.com) 

For those looking to help 
their significant others use 
AppleScript In everyday situa- 
tions, look no further th^ the 
AppleScript Handbook. This 
book, which comes complete 
with a disk which contains all 
kinds of useful scripts, doesn’t 
just talk about AppleScript, it 
also educates about other 
scripting systems. 



■ Designing Web Graphics 2 by 
Lyhda Weinman (New Riders 
Publishing, 800-716-0044 or 
317-228-4366, http://www.mcp. 
com/newriders) 

The maven of all things digi- 
tal gives great advice on Web 
graphics-including design for 
low bandwidth, cross-platform 
graphics, and step-by-step 
Photoshop 4 action palettes 
tutorials— in this updated version 
of a Web design classic. 

■ The Non^Designer’s Design 
Book by Robin Williams 
(Peachpit Press, 800-283-9444 



or 510-524-2178, http://www. 
peachpit.com) 

Robin Williams’ simple non- 
jargon approach to a complicat- 
ed subject brings hope to help 
non-designers do design work. If 
yddr special someone has ever 
been asked to do some desktop 
publishing at work or for a volun?^ 
teer organization, consider 
ing her this book. She’ll get great 
tips and perhaps a promotion. 

■ AppIeDesign: The Work of the 
Apple Industrial Design Group 
by Paul Kunkel and Rick 
English (Graphis, 212-532-9387, 



http://graphis.com) 

Ybur favorite Mac enthusiast 
will drool over the lush pictures 
that show some of the most 
interesting technology to never 
make it out of Cupertino. This 
228-page wonder chronicles 
4b#' work of Apple’s design 
group, and it gives a great 
history lesson at the same time. 
Get a glimpse of the rarely 
seen TimeBand, Apple’s wrist- 
mounted concept computer, 
and take a look at the many 
Spartacus prototypes that failed 
to make It to the real world. 



T ^ QuickTime VR scrapbook 

of her favorite places — ^With just 
a digital camera and some stitching soft- 
ware, you can make several QTVR panora- 
mas of her most treasured places, ihen put 
them all on a Zip disk or, better yet, bum a 
CD-ROM with them. That way, they’ll 
always be there, come magnetic pulse or 
media-eating mildew. 




T 1 Connect his AV Mac to the VCR and 
^ I stereo — Sure, he bought an AV Mac 
so he could do all that nifty multimedia work 
he has seen so often, but somehow, he has 
never gotten around to connecting every- 
thing and making it work. Simplify his life 
(and find out if he’s really serious) by doing 
the connection work for him, so he can 
bring in all the video and audio he wants. 
Who knows? He might be another Spike Lee 
or Quentin Tarantino. 




^ T Carve a chocolate Mac — Using an 
ordinary block of chocolate, show 
your sculpting skills by carving a delicious 
classic Mac. He’ll love it, and you will, too. 
Save the shavings, melt them down, and then 
paint the sides of a well cleaned classic Mac 
with the molten candy. Cool it off in the 
refrigerator, gently peel off the chocolate, 
and glue the chocolate together using more 
melted chocolate to form your own hollow 
chocolate Mac box. 

O Create a Mac-aroni sculpture — 
r ^ With some elbow macaroni, some 
spaghetti, and some white glue, you can 
create a beautiful macaroni sculp- 
ture of the Mac OS happy face. 

She’ll surely frame your cre- 
ation and hang it above 
the mantle. 



using rubbing alcohol and soft tissue, clean 
his monitor, keyboard, and mouse (includ- 
ing the mouse ball) . This will extend the life 
of his Mac, giving it one more reason to 
smile when he starts it up. 

Tpr Build him a shelving system — 
Finding a place for a monitor, 
speakers, a Zip drive, an external hard 
drive, a joystick, a keyboard — ^you get the 



i"Mac — We 
mean physically 
open his Mac and, 
using a can of com- 
pressed air, blow out 
all the dust bunnies that 
have collected there. Then, 



operator if the company has the 
item in stock. Often, catalog 
companies don’t print all of their 
inventory in the catalog, so it 
helps to ask. Also, you may want 
to shop around between cata- 
logs to make sure you’re getting 



the best price possible. A couple 
of our favorite mail-order Mac 
catalogs Include MacMall (800- 
328-2790, http://www.macmall 
.com) and ClubMac (800-258- 
2622 or 714-768-8130, http:// 
www.club-mac.com) , 



■ Your local computer store. 
Although these stores are some- 
times more expensive, shopping 
there lets retailors know that the 
Mac market is alive and well. 
Besides, if you shop there fre- 
quently, you’ll often receive per- 



sonalized service that you c^'t 
get from anywhere else; 'If it 
doesn’t work at all, you can ## 
i^kjiri and raise Cain with >the 
proprietor. That way, you have a 
real, live person who will listen to 
your complaints. 



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things 




things 





4 Collector’s Items 



Mac enthusiasts don’t just 
use their Macs, they liye, 
breathe, and eat 
Macintosh. 

Because of this, 
memorabilia is a 
great gfft to con- 
sider for these 
folks. Here are 
some ideas^^jlof 
Mac treasures to 
treasure. 

■ Mac T-shirts— 

There:iSr!rio shortage of printed 
Hanes Beefy-Ts bearing Mac- 
related messages, but a few of 
these stand put: 

— Bungie Software Products’ 
''Carnage for thP rest of ti^’% 
shirt 

—Any of Power Computing’s 
“Fight Back for the Mac” shirts 



— BareBones Soft- 
ware’s Mailsmith 
“We’re Going Postal” 

OS 8 shirt 

— Metrowerks’ Use 

CodeWarrior” shirt 
Some of these shirts aren’t 
easy to find (such as the Power 
Computing shirts}, and you’ll 
havei^ search ; at yard safes 
and thrift stores, Others can be 
bought directly from the compa- 
ny (such as the Metrowerks 



shirts which start at $9.95 (800- 
377-5416 or 512-873-4700. 
http: //WWW. metro works, 
com/ products/ geek ware/ 
index.html). The glow-in-the- 
dark neon Debug Boxers 
($16.95), also from Metrowerks 
are very cool. 

■ Any Power Computing para- 
phernalia— What v\#i the pur- 
chase of ,thb first 
Mac done maker, 
pretty much anyr 
thing from Power 
C o m p u 1 1 n g 
(including a bar- 
g a i n - p r 
Power Center 
Pro) Wpuid be 
app reciated . 

Especially sought 
after is the 




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idea — can be 

tough, especially if 
his Mac system 
rests on a couple of 
two-by-fours bal- 
anced over some 
stolen milk crates. Do 
him — and the super- 
markets from which the 
crates came — a favor and 
build some shelves to hold all 
those httle things that go along with 
a Mac. Leave room for cables in the 
back, and include a CD rack for all of those 
CD-ROM titles. 

Make a holiday card on the 
t—Oweb — This one keeps on giving. 
Create a warm, funny, sappy greeting card, 
post it on the Web, and send the URL out 



to each Mac user you know. Cheaper than 
stamps, and lots easier on the tongue 
without all those envelopes to lick, plus 
you’ll seem hip beyond beUef to those who 
get your cybercard. 



Bill Gates 
dartboard — 
Ah, an oldie but a 
goodie. Simply take a basic 
dartboard and plaster it with cut- 
out images of you-know-who. 
Bundle it up with a really sharp 
set of darts and let her express 
her opinions about the man 
who is bent on taking over 
the world. 

Make (or buy) her a 
handwriting font — 
This is a nice one, especially if 
she likes to write personal holiday 
letters. Although it’s a little pricy, you 
can scan a sample of her handwriting and 
do the work yourself with a program such 
as Macromedia Fontographer ($349 
(SRP), 800-470-7211 or 415-252-2000, 
http://w’ww.macromediaxom), or you can 
contact a company such as Signature 



The Ultimate Gift Trio 



■ A pilgrimage to Cupertino— 
Buy her a first-class airplane tick- 
et to San Jose, then a limo ride 
to the Apple Campus in 
Cupertino. Stop; at the Apple 
Store, try to get ihto Research 
and Development building three, 



rummage through the dumpster 
looking for old motherboards, 
and stop by the Apple store to 
buy your propaganda. Take pic- 
tures posing with the icons on 
before getting chased 
off by Apple security. 



■ The ultimate Mac-— No, this 
isn't the 20th Anniversary Mac. 
Instead, it’s a Power Mac 9600 
with 768MB of RAM, a couple 
of UltraSCSI 4GB hard drives, 
a 21 -inch rhonitor, ^ built-in 
Jaz drive, and an ISDN line 



thht’fe already been dot up. 
He’s drooling already, and he 
doesn’t know why. 

■ A subscription to MacAddfct— 
Where would a list of gifts be 
without this? One iteni shorter, 
but nowhere near as complete. 



40 MacADDlCr 








“Let's Kick Intel’s Ass” poster, 
of which very few were circulat- 
ed before Power Computing 
changed the slogan to some- 



thing more accept- 
able for family audi- 
ences. 

■ Original Copland- 
era Mac OS 8 
tchotchkes—At 
Apple’s May 1996 
World Wide Devel- 
oper’s Conference, 
then-Apple CEO Gil 
Amelio said that 
Copland would be 
called Mac OS 8, 
and conference 
attendees were 
given Mac OS * 

8 cups and 
CD-ROM 
tours. Well, we know that 
the OS 8 that shipped 
was not Copland (al- 
though still very cool). 



but the trinkets that were given 
out are quite collectible. 

■ A Mac 128K motherboard — 
Surprisingly, you can still 
find these first little Macs 
showing up at thrift stores 
(although ifs more likely 
that yoq’H run into a 51 2K or 
Plus). Purchase one (typically 
for less than $100) and either 
pull out the motherboard and 
frame it under glass (for that 
give the 




known to strip the case, 
seal it, and turn it into a Mac 
aquarium. Also works nicely as 
a change jar. 



Software (800-925-8840 or 541-386- 
3221, http://www.signaturesoftware.com) 
to do the work for you for as little as $99*95. 



TO Give her a programming class — 
i— / If she’s that serious about getting 
the most out of her Mac, she might like 
to learn how to program. Here are some 
resources to help you find a great pro- 
gramming gift: 




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■ Take a look at Metrowerks’ Discover 
Programming Edition ($79 (SRP), 800- 
377-5416 or 512-873-4700, http://www. 
metrowerks.com/products/discover/ 
index.html). This package contains all the 
software you’ll need, and it also includes 
electronic books to help bring you up to 
speed as a programmer. Best of all, the 




Discover Programming Edition costs less 
than $100. 

For some programming help on 
the Web, take a look at these URLs: 

■ The Mac OS Students and Teachers 
home page — ^Be sure to type the last 
slash in the URL, or you won’t get 
to the proper Web page. 

Instead, you’ll get AIMED’s 
home page, which isn’t 
bad, but probably not 
where you’re headed 
(http://aimed.org/ 
aimed/most/). A great 
place for those who want 
to learn to develop for the 
Mac, the MOST organiza- 
tion consists of volunteer pro- 
grammers who donate their time 
to help others learn how to write code 
for use on the Mac. 

■ Macintosh C/Macintosh PASCAL (http: 
//www.ambrosiaSW.com/alt. sources, 
mac/macintosh-c) — This site contains 
online books that will teach you 
about programming the Mac. A great 
site, but you should know something 
about C or Pascal before going into 
depth here. 

■ Apple Developer World (http:// 
devworld . apple . com) — ^Apple ’s official 
developer site. 

■ Inside Macintosh (http://gemma. 
apple.com/dev/insidemac.shtml) — ^You’ll 
find electronic versions of Inside 



Macintosh, a multivolume encyclopedia 
that documents the Mac’s Application 
Programming Interface. A must-have at 
some point for all Mac programmers. 



*3/^ Shares of Apple Computer — 
Although they’re not the bar- 
gain they once were, buying a few shares 
of Apple Computer is perhaps the best way 
to give your Mac addict a stake in the 
Mac’s future. □ 



David Reynolds would like any of the gifts on 
this list, with the exception of the Torx 8 
screwdriver mentioned in the Curtis tool kit, 
as he already has one on his Buck knife. 



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Never leave your Mac again 

WITH THESE 20 KILLER GAMES 



By Kathy Tafel 





FIND DEMOS 
AND MOVIES 
of some of 
the previewed 
games on 
The Disc. 



FIND THE 
LINKS 
mentioned 
and a release 
watch page at 
the Web site. 



Illustrations by John Ueland 



t’s true that the Mac will never be the first 
choice among gamers. Console games have 
the sidescroUer, racing, fighting, and sports 
games markets sewn up. Sadly, Intel-based PCs 
have overtaken the Mac in cutting-edge graphics dis- 
play, with hundreds of new games each year. That 
doesn’t mean gaming on the Mac is dead, 
though, as some members of the 
press would declare. On the contrary, 
this holiday season will see more first- 



rate, high-quality games for the Mac than ever before. 
Ranging from puzzles to action thrillers to space s^as, 
those of us who use our Macs to goof off will be more 
than sated. We may even have to quit our jobs to make 
time to play all of them. 



44 MacADDICT 







t’s a good time to be a Mac gamer. This is one of the best 
years ever in terms of the sheer number of amazing 
games. New 3D accelerator cards make thrilling games 
look stunning. More powerfiil microprocessors enable 
games to do more. In 1997, the games are incredibly addic- 
tive and immensely satisfying to play. 

All is not milk and honey in the Mac games market, though. Large 
companies are not pubUshing on the Mac as much as they used to, 
because it’s simply not as profitable. Many years ago, a good Mac title 
would sell 150,000 units; these days, companies are lucky to sell 
50,000. Activision, LucasArts Entertainment, and MacPlay have cut 
back severely on the number of games they are pubhshing. Maxis is 
practically out the door. 

This phenomenon isn’t 
happening only on the Mac: 

Both 1995 and 1996 were 
filled with crappy games on 
all platforms. Consumers 
didn’t like all the crap, so 
they didn’t buy as many 
games — but Mac addicts are 



much less likely to put up with crap than PC users. So there might not 
be as many games from which to choose this holiday season, but you 
can pretty much rest assured that the ones you do see will be winners. 

To sell at all, game tides have to provide excellent games. They 
must be addictive, they must have high production values, and they 
can’t look cheesy or be buggy. 

It wasn’t easy, but we picked 20 of the year’s finest hohday-season 
game releases in five categories: strategy, role playing, puzzle, adven- 
ture, and action. All of these games should be available by the end of 
the year (unless we’ve indicated otherwise). We promise that you 
won’t go wrong with any of them. 



.jt . 



Win a Copy of One of This Year’s Hottest Games! 



How TO Enter 

Send your final unscrambled 
phrase written on a postcard 
or the outside of an envelope 
to: Games, c/o MacAddict, 

150 North Hill Drive, Suite 40, 
Brisbane, CA 94005, or enter 
it at our Web site at http:// 
www.macaddict.com/contest. 
Be sure to include your name, 



telephone number, and email 
and physical addresses with 
your entry. We’ll pick five lucky 
Mac addicts randomly from 
correct entries. Winners will 
get one game from this list: 
Bungle’s Myth, Blizzard’s 
Diablo, Electronic Arts' 
Galapagos, MacPiay’s Star 
Trek Starfleet Academy, and 
Aspyr Media’s Shattered Steel. 
Contest ends December 15, 
1997, so enter soon for your 
chance to win. 



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tnacADDICT 45 



games 






games 







Starcraft 

COMPANY: Blizzard Entertainment 
CONTACT: S00-953-SN0W or 714-955*0283, http://www.blizzard.Gom 
PRICE: TBD 



Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain 



COMPANY: THQ 




CONTACT: 818-225-5167, 




http://www.paxlmperia.coni 




PRICE: $49.95 (SRP) 




Imperia should be a great 


■ - ,, 


■ space strategy game. You play 


4' r 


one of several different races and 




can even build your own race. Your i 




goal is to take over the galaxy, start- 


ing on a single planet. Each planet 


YOU DON’T HAVE TO RGHT 


serves as an industrial base, and 


but il sure can be fun! 



you can improve the output of each 



planet with terraforming. Once you’ve got a good industrial base, 
you can build an armada of ships bent on galactic conquest, a 
huge spy network, or a trading juggernaut. That’s right, you don’t 
have to be a military powerhouse to win this game. Look for Pax 
Imperia in December. 



Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far 



COMPANY: Microsoft 

CONTACT: http://www.microsoft.com/games 
PRICE: $54.95 (SRP) 



T his sequel to Close 
Comhat is set in 
September 1944, and the 
Germans are being pushed 
back on all fronts. The 
Allies plot a landing in 
lower Holland, which, you 
might recall, has lots of 
canals that necessitate 
bridges to cross them. 

First, the Allies ignore 
critical intelligence show- 
ing German tanks in the area. Then the radios don’t work, so the 
ground units are unable to call air strikes on German targets. 
Finally, although the Germans are outnumbered, they are defend- 
ing bridges. If they disable a few tanks on the bridges, the Allies 
must spend hours clearing them. 

The scenario is very well balanced. The game is improved, too. 
Graphics are enhanced overall, buildings have more than one 
story (which means a sniper can do a lot of damage), and the con- 
trols are way better. 



L ast year we fell in love with Warcraft. The mix of real-time play 
with incredible scenarios, endearing characters, and a map 
editor made for an addictive game. Starcraft should be no differ- 
ent. Game mechanics are similar to those in Warcraft, but that’s 
where the similarities end. This time, the setting is outer space. 
Instead of Ores and humans bat- 
tling to the bitter end, there are 
three races — Protoss, Zerg, and 
Terran — who have power over 
mind, biomatter, and machine, 
respectively. Instead of a chesslike 
balance of power, a three-way 
struggle requires a more intricate 
strategy. 

The Terrans aren’t exactly 
Starfleet material: They were exiled 
from Earth long ago for bad behavior and don’t even get along 
with each other. Their MO is to colonize a planet and strip it of all 
materials. This, of course, means that the Terrans need to expand 
ever outward. When fighting in Terran territory, you’ll be on 
barren plateaus. 

The st^ant Protoss just want to be left alone, but when pro- 
voked, they exercise their mental 
powers to wield shields and weapons; 
they even can warp the space-time 
fabric. To focus their mental powers, 
the Protoss have crystals. 

The Zerg are bioengineered mon- 
sters that leave a wide swath of 
destruction in their wake. Nobody 
knows much about them. 

Blizzard is definitely on a roll. 






ut your thinking cap on for these games. Although you need 
some eye-hand coordination to place your troops precisely, 
you really need to think more about where and how to place them. 
Strategy games used to be turn based and tile based — almost direct 
conversions of physical board games. Last year saw the big 
real-time push. Blizzard’s Warcraft II and Westwood Studios’ Command 
. & Conquer epitomized this category. This year, Bungle once again 
pushed the boundaries of our expectations. 



46 MacADD/CT 






COMPANY; Bungle Software Products 
CONTACT: 800<295-0060 or SI 2-563-6200, 
http://www.bungie.com 
PRICE: $49 (SRP) 



Y ou can always count on Bungle to produce high- 
quality games — ^addictive and unique with great 
plots, great network play, and, of course, plenty of gore. 
Myth: The Fallen Lords follows suit, Bungie once again 
changed the face of gaming on the Mac. 

All action lakes place in real time (as opposed to 
turn-based play) , but Myth is no typical real-time strategy 
game. The first obvious difference is the landscape. It’s 
not flat. It’s not isometric. It’s fully 3D. You must take the 
terrain into account as you play. Also, this game is tactical 
more than anything else — ^No need to worry about har- 
vesting the resources necessary to create your army. 

You start out leading a small army, the good guys’ 
army. In the army of light are Warriors (knights), 
fir’Bolg (archers), Dwarves (bombers), Journeymen 
(healers), and Berserks (one-man armies). Opposing 
you are the forces of the Fallen Lords: Soulless (flying 
spear throwers), Ghols (fi*eakish beasts), and Thrall 



(zombies). That’s right, Bungie has left the science 
fiction realm of Marathon for sheer fantasy. 

In this tactical strategy game, you must discover the 
strengths and weaknesses of your units and of the ene- 
mies. The 3D terrain really comes into play. The archers 
and dwarves perform better fi’om high ground: Arrows 
fly farther, and if you throw a bomb up a hill, it will roll 
back down and then explode. Enemies can hide behind 
hills, and the undead can lurk underwater. 

Like all Bungie games, Myth features plenty of car- 
nage. The landscape is littered with dead bodies, blood, 
and broken blades. The replay feature allows you to 
zoom in, circle, and move the camera to see bits flying 
from gory explosions — ^in slow motion. And how beau- 
tifiil those explosions can be (especially on a 3Dfx card) . 

The single-player game has 25 levels, but carnage at 
Bungie isn’t a solitary undertaking. There are great net- 
working levels as well. You can play head to head or 
establish teams in which different players direct parts of 
the armies. Playing gainst your friends is way more fim 
than playing singly — ^you might actually be able to beat 
your friends! Myth looks like it will be another instant hit 
for one of the best development houses. 



A DWARF LOBS A 
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL as 
a bunch of Ghols run 
onto the scene. 



THIS IS AN 
EX-BERSERK, 
thanks to the 
evil Fetch. 



HMM, WON- 
DER IF THOSE 
PUMPKINS 
would send 
rind flying if an 
explosion hit 
them.... 



MYTH SUPPORTS 30 
ACCELERATION, which 
makes the landscape all the 
more gruesome. 



BERSERKS AND THRALL 
go at it in midwinter. 



Apple and Games 

Apple has been very 
scattered in its strategy for 
entertainment software. 
Sometimes it does good 
things for Mac games, 
sometimes it does stupid 
things, but for the most part, 
it is indifferent. Last year, it 
developed Game Sprockets, 
which are prewritten libraries 
of code that developers 
can use in their games for 
very common operations, 
such as drawing quickly to 
the screen. 

This year, bleeding 
money all over the place, 
Apple cut back on the devel- 
opment of Sprockets. The 
company is slowly updating 
the product but not at the 
previous breakneck speed. 

It also promised to supply 
equivalent functionality in 
Rhapsody. 

In August, Steve Jobs 
said that Apple needs to 
focus on two core markets: 
education and content 
creation. We asked David 
Krathwohl, vice president of 
Apple's Developer Relations, 
what that meant, exactly. 

He replied that just because 
Apple Is focusing on those 
areas doesn't mean that it is 
ignoring others. Truly the 
best thing Apple could do 
for the Mac game industry is 
start growing again and sell 
more boxes. It won't matter 
what Apple does to support 
or sabotage game develop- 
ment if there are no more 
Macs to play on. 



MbcADDICT 47 



games 






games 




■■■i hink Dungeons & Dragons and you’ll know the basics for a 
■ standard computer role-playing game (RPG). Early RPGs were 
I basically computerized dice rollers, complete with excruciatingly 
detailed statistics and tile-based maps — and you played solo, unlike 
TSR’s version. SpiderWeb Software’s Exile series (see PowerPlay, 
Sep/97, p92) is a perfect example of a tile-based game. 

Over the years, RPGs have become more sophisticated, losing some 
of the complex statistics in more fluid gameplay and changing the look 
and feel from flat to isometric and even fully 3D. RPGs have experienced 
a resurgence recently. Because technology has advanced to allow multi- 
player capabilities, RPGs are again the social game they once were. 
Even so, how fun an RPG is still comes down to one thing: Your dun- 
geon master has to be an excellent storyteller. . ! 



Clan Lord 

COMPANY: Delta Tao Software 
CONTACT: 800-827-9316 or 408-730-1074, 
tittp://www.deltatao.com/(feltatao 
PRICE: About $30 plus online charges (TBD) 











C lan Lord (a working title) is the only real online social role- 
playing game for the Mac this year, and it’s a Mac-only game, 
to boot. Gan Lord offers your standard fantasy setting — magic 
and weapons and whatnot — but it isn’t your standard game. 
Although many such games for the PC target 14-year-old boys who 
love nothing more than killing every- 
thing in sight in player-versus-player 
combat. Clan Lord is intended for a 
more grownup, mature audience in 
which everybody can be a winner 
because the computer player is 
there to be a loser. 

There still is a place for violence, 
but there’s much more opportunity 
to chat with other players and 
exchange knowledge about the 
quests in the game. Clan Lord also 
will be set in a world in which you 
really can role-play, too. You are 
encouraged to create your own per- 
sonality and play style, just as you 
are in Dungeons & Dragons. Buying 
Clan Lord is not a one-time deal; as 
the world grows bigger over the 
years, more CDs will come out with 
more graphics. 



OOH, A SCARY DRAGON. Kill it. Run. 
Hide behind the tree! 



CLAN LORD IS MEANT to be a very 
social game. When you talk, a thought 
bubble appears near your head. 




Dark Vengeance 

COMPANY: Reality Bytes 
CONTACT: 617-621-2500, 
http://www.realbytes.com 
PRICE: TBD 



D ark Vengeance is more 
of a hybrid RPG-action 
game than a true RPG. 

When you start out, you get 
to pick from five different 
characters. Depending on 
which role you play, you get different backstory and side missions. 
The gladiator character hkes hand-to-hand combat and can sus- 
tain heavy damage. The warlock wields pow^erful long-range 
m^c but can barely pick up a dagger. The druid uses earth magic 
to aupient her physical abilities in hand-to-hand combat. The 
savage uses a bow to rain arrows of revenge upon the Dark Elves, 
who killed his family and left him for dead. The trickster uses 
traps and potions against her foes and wants to learn from the 
Dark Elves. In the dungeon, you fight these Dark Elves and can set 
up multiplayer deathmatches. 

Dark Vengeance uses state-of-the-art 3D rendering to create 
an incredibly spooky arena. All characters and their surroundings 
are fully 3D, so you will want a 3D accelerator card that has 4MB 
of memory to get the most out of the game. Dark Vengeance is due 
out early next year. 



Fallout 

COMPANY: MacPIay 
CONTACT: 800-4MACPLAY or 
714-252-2820 (fax), 
http://www.macplay.com 
PRICE: TBD 






SUBTERRANEAN CAVERNS are 
just one place you’ll do battle. 



F allout takes a slightly dif- 
ferent approach for an 
RPG. Amazingly, there are no 
dwarves or magic wielders or 
warriors, because Fallout is 
not based in a fantasy realm. 

Wow! The plot of Fallout unfolds on a post-apocalyptic Earth that 
has been devastated by nuclear war (hence Fallout, get it?). Amid 
the wreckage, you emerge from a shelter looking for a replace- 
ment water purification chip. You must fight gangs and pursue 
other quests to gain experience. Fallout is single-player only. 



48 MacADDICT 








Online Gaming 

Most games these days 
include networking capabili- 
ties. Online gaming services 
exist to match you up with 
opponents, but few support 
Macs; you'll have to negoti- 
ate your own games over 
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) 
or— gasp— the phone to 
play against others. So 
although you can’t use 
online services, there are 
plenty of resources on the 
I Web for the Mac game 
' addict. Here are just a few 
(for every link possible, 
visit Inside Mac Games at 
http.V/wvm.imgmagazine. 
com/coollinks.html): 

News, Previews, 
Interviews, Reviews 

•Inside Mac Games, http:// 
www.imgmagazine.com 
•Mac Gamers Ledge, 
http;//www,macledge.com 
•Tikkabik, 

http://www.tikkabik.com 
•Next Generation, http:// 
www.next-generation.com 

Network Games 

Networkable Mac Games, 

http://www,ambrosiasw. 

com/netgames 

Strategy 

The Mac Strategist, 

http://www.us.net/btmedia/ 

macstrat.html 

Action 

Mac 3D Total Action, 
http://www. contact, net/judo/ 
dark.html 

Sports 

MacSPORT, http://www. 
suzerain.com/macsport 

e Games, 

http ://www. egames . com 




COMPANY: Blizzard Entertainment 
CONTACT: 800-953^SN0W or 714-955-0283, 
http://www.bn 2 zard.com 
PRICE: $54.95 (SRP) 



KILLING ICKY 
FALLEN ONES 
is as easy as 
clicking on 
them. Corpses 
leave their 
remains for you 
to stumble over. 



rest of the townspeople give you quests and gossip 
with you, filling in backstory. 

Game mechanics are innovative. Objects in your 
inventory take up space as well as weight, so even if you 
can carry more objects, you won’t be able to pick them 
up if they are too big. Fighting is a simple matter of 
clicking on your enemy. Although the warriors’ and the 
rogues’ weapons make the right sound effects, spells 
produce the best special effects. Bolts crackle along the 
floor as they seek their targets, infernos flare, and 
portals create blue holes. 

The single-player game sends you on quests and 
into the cathedral to fight the demon’s minions. 
Eventually you finish the game by completing the Diablo 
quest. You then could start the game over with a differ- 
ent character type, because the cathedral layout is dif- 
ferent each time. Or you could do what makes Diablo 
unique. It’s difficult to make an RPG with multiplayer 
capabilities because the game engine must track not 
only your inventory, stats, and quests but also those of 
all other human players. Diablo accomplishes this and 
allows multiplayer games with up to four players over 
IPX, ^pleTalk, or the Internet via Blizzard’s server, 
Battle.net. You can create public or private games, and 
when you log onto Battle.net, the server shows only 
games with characters at your level. 

Diablo is beautiful and captivating. See you next 
year — ^if the fiends don’t get you first. 



THE ENTRANCE TO ANOTHER EARLY QUEST is guarded by four candles. 
Watch out for the goatmen. 



D iablo is creepy, Diablo is spooky. Diablo will be 
one of the best games you play this year, because 
Blizzard is unquestionably one of the best dungeon 
masters ever. 

The action takes place in the town of Tristram in a 
multilevel cathedral — a cathedral that has been over- 
run with demons. As a warrior, rogue, or sorcerer, you 
must fight your way through the levels of the cathedral 
to eventually fight the demon Diablo, who has taken 
over the body of King Leoric’s son, Albrecht. King 
Leoric himself went mad and is now a skeleton king. 

Warriors fight hand-to-hand with standard weapons 
of destruction: swords, maces, and the like. Rogues, 
the female character type, fight with bows and can 
wield magic as well. Sorcerers are armed with staves 
that can be charged with spells; these characters are 
the best at performing magic. 

The denizens of Tristram possess everything poss- 
ible to aid in your mission. The tovm elder identifies 
objects found in the cathedral. The blacksmith sells, 
buys, and repairs weapons. The town witch sells, buys, 
and recharges magical items. There’s even a thief who 
can sell you exactly what you need — at a price. The 



SOME GRAPHICS ARE 
SICK and twisted. 
Parents should think 
twice about buying 
Diablo for the younger 
folk (above and below). 



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games 




uzzles ancf board games, unlike others, don’t pressure you to 
■ act now. Most of these are perfect for people who claim that they 
I don't like games or that they aren’t good at playing them. This year, 
the production values are better than ever, meaning the titles look better 
than ever These games will challenge your brain without taxing your 
eye-hand coordination too much. Have fun! 



You Don’t Know Jack 
Volume III, You Don’t 
Know lack TV, You Don’t Know Jack Huge 

COMPANY: Berkeley Systems 

CONTACT: 800-713-7146 ext. 333 or 510-540-5535, 

http://www.berksys.com 

PRICE: $29.99, $29.99, $39.99 (SRP), respectively 



Frdm Russsa with Yitks $200 

If the ^&siaii ef Broadcast produced 
their own version of the first sitcom to 
shoot m episode hi the Soviet llnion, 
what would be tlie BET Me? 

1 Premier of the Class 

2 Welcome Back Kaiishnikov 

3 Saved by the K.G.B. 

4 Red 222 






B erkeley Systems knows that you can never have too much of a 
good thing. After Dark is on, what, version 8.0? You Don’t 
Know Jack looks like it’s on the 
same production schedule. You 
Don’t Know Jack Volume III is the 
successor to the original and 
Volume n. It offers another 800 
irreverent questions. 

The You Don’t Know Jack 
premise is simple: You and up to 
two other players sit at one Mac 
playing a game show. Categories 
such as Play that Funky Music, Old 
White Man offer questions that ask 
you to differentiate between vice presidents and fimk musicians. 
You “buzz in” via the keyboard if you think you know the answer 
to a question. Whoever ends up 
with the most money wins. 

You Don’t Know Jack TV offers 
another 800 questions that are 
solely about television. One ques- 
tion goes along die lines of “Who 
is the bartender on The 
Simpsons? — Larry, Curly, or 
Moe.” And so on. You Don’t Know 
Jack Huge includes volumes one 
through three in a nicely boxed 
set. Woo hoo! 



HMM, ALL OF THEMtook place in 
a classroom, but which one had the 
budget for an overseas production? 



How Many Gregory Pecks 
would it take to make a 
Gregory Bushel? 

1. one sixleunth 

2 one 

3 two 

4 four 



Arnold I* 

$^OD / 



CELEBRITY MATH is way more fun than 
new math. We don’t know the answer, 
either— the dictionary calls both a 
bushel and a peck a “large amount.” 



Eric’s Cascade 

COMPANY: Delta Tao Software 
CONTACT: 800-827-9316 or 408-730-9336, 
fittp://www.deltatao.com/deitatao 
PRICE: $59 (SRP) 



C ascade is a fun toy written 
by the same developer 
who brought you Eric’s 
Ultimate Solitare CD. There is 
no object or goal, just a man- 
date to be mesmerized by the 
cascade of falling pixels. The 
pixels, or “water,” fall from 
the top of the screen. In 
between the top and bottom are blocks that divert the flow of 
water. Eric is a master of creating unique human interface “ges- 
tures.” For instance, in Ultimate Solitaire, “throwing” a card in the 
general location of its intended destination usually works, and it’s 
just a flick of the wrist instead of a complete drag. In Cascade, 
dragging the blocks around is completely intuitive. Pick one up at 
the end and wiggle it to move it to the right inclination. It’s com- 
pletely smooth. Cascade is a great indicator of your Mac’s speed. 

Shanghai Dynasties 

COMPANY: Activision 
CONTACT: 310-255-2000, 
http://www.activision.com 
PRICE: $39.95 (SRP) 

Y ou may have already 
played Shanghai in one 
form or another — ^it’s been 
around for more than 10 
years. It was ripped off in a 
huge way by the jfteeware 
Gunshy. At its simplest, the 
game has a bunch of tiles in 
groups of four laid out on the board. The object is to clear all the 
tiles away by matching two tiles at a time. The latest incarnation 
offers many different tile sets and the ability to create your own. 
One of the tile sets for kids makes them do math to match tiles. 
New in the game is a version of mah-jongg that is networkable, 
and there are also network versions of the tile puzzles. 





IT’S LIKE A RAINBOW waterfall, 
but much more fun because you 
can control the action. 



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EACH WORLD has a different look. This wood grain world 
makes you correctly guess which beams to pull out to 
get Mendel through a maze. 



Galapagos 

COMPANY: Electronic Arts 

CONTACT: 800-245-4525 or 415-513-7555, 

http://www.ea.com 

PRICE: $44.95 (SRP) 



AN EARLY PUZZLE challenges you to guide Mendel across a 
platform with deadly propelleresque blades rotating around it. 



MEET MENDEL ISNT HE CUTE? 
That light space on his head 
represents the infrared sensors. 
His legs are controlled with 
virtual servomotors. 



G alapagos’ 3D environment might fool you into 
thinking that it’s an action game. It’s true that 
Galapagos makes you use your mousing skills a little 
more frenetically than the other puzzle games, but this 
game is indeed a brain teaser of the highest order. 

You are not the center of attention in Galapagos. 
Instead, your job is to navigate a cute little artificial 
creature named Mendel out of a hellish environment. 
In some respects, Galapagos is more like Lemmings 
than any other game released in the last few years. You 
must manipulate the creature’s environment to beat 
the level, only unlike Lemmings, there’s only one crea- 
ture, and it’s smart. 

Artificial intelligence and life are the holy grail of 
computer programming. Mendel is one step on the 
evolutionary trail to true AI. Mendel is an independent 
operator. He moves around in the environment and 
can “look” at objects. He learns — from experience — 
not to jump off cliffs and not to step in lava because 
that hurts. (See PowerPlay, Oct/ 96 , p90 for more on 
Mendel’s mechanics.) 

Some developers miglit’ve just stopped after the 
creation of Mendel and made breeding and teaching 



CAN YOU 
GET MENDEL 
ACROSS this 
bridge without 
letting him fail 
into lava a 
billion times? 



the objects of the game. However, most parents want 
to play games to escape the kids, not nurture elec- 
tronic ones. You can start the game with a newborn 
Mendel and teach him via negative reinforcement 
how to go through life. But that’s not the point of the 
game — ^the developers were much more sadistic . 

They put Mendel in an world where he dies — all 
the time. And he makes the most adorable litde 
sounds when he’s nervous about something, such as 
getting pushed off a platform or crushed by giant 
blocks. And the problem is, he learns from what he 
does, so if he gets crushed too often, he decides not 
to go anywhere by walking in circles. He refuses to 
play the game. 

So you really have to figure out how to save the 
poor littie darling from being smooshed, or he’ll 
never get anywhere. Each level has a gate to the next, 
and the object of each level is to get to that gate. 
Some of the puzzles involve navigating to find a but- 
ton to push, others involve just getting the heck out 
of Dodge. All interactions with the environment 
involve a simple mouse cHck, but you’ll need a quick 
trigger finger. 

Galapagos is a truly revolutionary game. Not only 
does it offer a compelling example of artificial life — 
one that would be interesting in and of itself — ^but it 
also puts that life through an extraordinary evolution- 
ary cnicible, the world of Galapagos. 



Real PC Versus 
Virtual PC 

When Connectlx released 
Virtual PC earlier this year, 
it spurred competition in a 
market that had never had 
any before. If you wanted 
a Windows emulator, you 
bought SoftWindows from 
Insignia Solutions— and 
paid for the privilege at 
$350 a pop because the 
package was “for busi- 
nesses.” Connectix brought 
Virtual PC into the home for 
about $150 and told people 
to go play games. Insignia 
responded by dropping 
the price of SoftWindows 
to $199 and realized that 
maybe people would like 
to run DOS games. (Duh!) 

Both companies 
recently released DOS- 
only versions of their prod- 
ucts, stripped of Windows, 
for about $80. Connectlx 
went one step further and 
got rid of all Microsoft 
products by using IBM- 
DOS instead of MS-DOS. 
Both products ship with 
several games. Connectix 
lined up a few titles from 
Electronic Arts — Madden 
NFL Football (LE), Need 
for Speed (SE), and PGA 
Tour 96. Insignia ships 
a third-party CD collection 
of 15 games, such as 
Descent, Doom 1.666, 
Blake Stone, and Raptor. 

In a future Issue, we will 
give you the lowdown on 
which one is better. 



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I . dventure games typically put you in a point-and-click environment 
; that is very static and gets really old, really quick. Not so 
this year. Everybody is trying to make adventure games as 
imaginative and immersive as the original text adventures that are 
their ancestors. Riven, the sequel to Broderbund Software's extremely 
successful Myst, should definitely outdo the original. And Starfleet 
. Academy breaks new ground in integrating video. 



Riven ^ 

COMPANY: Br0derbund Software 
CONTACT: 800-548-1798, http://www.riven.com 
PRICE: TBD 





M yst has been on PC Data’s top 10 list for more than three 
years. This phenomenal success put incredible pressure on 
the developer, Cyan, to make an even better game. Only time will 
tell, but Cyan has probably succeeded. 

Visually, Riven is stunning — ^processing power has improved 
a lot in the last four years. Whereas in Myst each tree had the 
same texture and model, in Riven the modelers created 

individual trees 
for every scene. 
And the scenes 
are not static, 
either; there are 
more things in 
the world than 
just you. 

The reason 
why Myst has 
remained on the 
best-seller list for so long is the 
power of the story. Although other 
games claim to be Myst-like, none 
have even come close. They may have similar mechanics, but 
they don’t have the same story. That story is of mythic propor- 
tions: the link between writing and 
creation. Words are powerful tools. 
They create worlds in your mind. 
In both Riven and Myst, books lit- 
erally transport you to other 
worlds, and the writing of the mys- 
terious D’ni creates objects in 
those worlds. This is a game you 
must not miss. 



Red Jack’s Revenge 

COMPANY: Cyberflix 
CONTACT: http:// 
www.cyberfnx.com 
PRICE: TBD 

C yberflix is another com- 
pany trying to stretch the 
rules of graphical adven- 
ture. Red Jack’s Revenge 
takes place on several 
islands in the Caribbean 
and is all about pirates. 

You play a character who 
doesn’t know he has anything in common with pirates but actually 
has a mysterious past. As you progress through the game, the past 
comes to light. 

Cyberflix’s game engine, DreamFactory, has come a long way 
since the days of SuperCard, its predecessor. In this version, you 
can move the view around each node and zoom in on objects. 
Ambient sound is directional and guides you toward the action. 
But the real improvement is in character interaction. There is no 
rough transition like there was in last year’s Titantic: Adventure 
Out of Time. This game should be out early next year; a publisher 
has not yet been signed. 





THE TITANIC IS MANNED by a 
staff of psychotic robots. This is 
a very helpful deskbot. 



D ouglas Adams was 

responsible for the funni- 
est text adventure of the 
eighties: Hitchhiker's Guide 
to the Galaxy, Since then, he 
has been waiting for graphics 
technology to advance to the point that it’s as immersive as the old 
text adventures. Starship Titanic is a brand-new adventure from 
the modem master of satire. The Starship Titanic is a top-of-the- 
line luxury cruiser with aU the modem amenities. And, on its 
maiden voy^e, it gets lost in hyperspace. You won’t be sorry for 
buying a ticket on this wild ride. 



Starship Titanic 

COMPANY: Simon & Schuster 

CONTACT: 800-716-0044 or 

317-228-4366, 

http://www.starshlp 

titanic.com 

PRICE: TBD 



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QuickTime 3.0 

Even though the mothership 
may not know exactly where 
corporate strategy is going, 
the engineers sure know 
how to make a good thing 
better. QuickTime 3.0, 
which, for the first time, 
brings the same feature set 
to both Mac and Windows 
operating systems, is a real 
boon to game developers in 
two big ways: production 
and distribution of media. 

QuickTime provides a 
media abstraction layer. 

This means that people 
working on a project don’t 
need to have the same kind 
of hardware to work on the 
same files. So they could 
record something on a PC 
and touch it up on a Mac 
without the headache of 
converting files. Although 
some people would argue 
that this just makes the 
migration to PCs that much 
easier, it is a huge benefit to 
the producers because they 
don’t need to rely on one 
vendor’s proprietary system. 

Regarding distribution, 
version 3.0 has tons of cool 
new special effects. For 
instance, you can have a 
still background image, put 
a moving water effect on 
top of it, and then have a 
video moving around under 
the “water.” The user can 
"throw stones” on the water 
by clicking with the mouse, 
which causes both the 
water and the video to 
“splash.” In addition to 
these tricks, version 3.0’s 
MoviePlayer includes sup- 
port for tons of new file 
types, including the new 
DV format in FireWire cam- 
corders, AVI, Sound 
Designer II, FLC, and 
BMPs. 




Starfleet Academy 

COMPANY; MacPIay 

CONTACT: 800-4MACPLAY or 714-553-6655, 

http://www.macplay.com 

PRICE: $59.95 (SRP) 



S hort of moving to San Francisco and pitching a tent 
in the Presidio, there’s nothing that will make you 
feel more like you’ve signed up with Starfleet than 
MacPlay’s Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. This game ful- 
fills the fantasies of every Star Trek fan — ^to sit in 
Kirk’s chair for just one day. 

You are a cadet captain at the academy, and you 
have a cadet crew, too, filled with a science officer, an 
engineer, and the like. On the simulator bridge, you 
can choose to pilot one of three classes of Starfleet 
vessel: the Oberth, Miranda, or Constitution. The 
larger the vessel you choose, the harder your simula- 
tor missions. Once on the bridge, your instructor 
briefs you on the current mission. The first mission 
gets you accustomed to the bridge and is fairly easy. 
After that, though, the game gets mean. 

Take, for instance, the second mission. There are 
some radioactive artifacts in a certain star system that 
are never to be destroyed. You are supposed to 
replace a scientific probe that monitors them. As you 
begin this mission, a pirate ship steals one of the 
artifacts. You are then told to follow the pirate and 
recapture the buoy. At the next star system, the pirate 
releases the buoy over a planet, near enough that it 
will fall to the planet and cause a huge amount of dam- 



age (it’s radioactive, after all). So you receive orders 
to draw the buoy a safe distance from the planet and 
then destroy it. And you’re also supposed to disable 
the pirate ship without destroying it. 

Why is the game mean? If you don’t launch a 
replacement probe before following the pirate, the 
mission fails because you didn’t follow orders and 
accomplish the primar\' mission objective. If you get 
the buoy and follow the orders to destroy it, the mis- 
sion fails because the artifacts aren’t supposed to ever 
be destroyed. If you don’t catch the pirate, the mission 
fails because you don’t earn enough points. 

This is why the game falls in the adventure 
category. You aren’t just on a joyride pretending to be 
Kirk. You are actually being trained to be a Starfleet 
officer who must make judgment calls and be an 
absolutely perfect being. You must truly be a captain 
to your crew. 

This part of the game is shown via full-motion 
video cut scenes which usually detract from gameplay. 
Not so these movies. The acting isn’t any worse than 
the acting on Star Trek. The only disjointed part is 
that the actor who plays you seems way too old to be 
a cadet. Chekov and Sulu make cameo appearances in 
this part of the game, and if you make all the right 
moves, you get to interact with Captain Kirk, too. 

Starfleet Academy doesn’t have the best fighting 
simulator — LucasArts’ Tie Fighter beats it hands 
down. But the richness of the plot and the intrigues 
you deal with make this a stellar game. And you get to 
pretend, if only for a little while, that Star Trek is real. 



WALTER 
KOENIG TAKES 
A BREAK from 
playing Bester 
on Babylon 5 
to reprise his 
Chekov role. 



PARAMOUNT INSISTED that all action take place in a simulator to 
ensure continuity in the Star Trek universe. 



AT THE HELM, find the baddies on radar, then take them out. 



YOUR 
COMMUNI- 
CATIONS 
OFFICER is 
a brat from 
a rich family. 
Aren’t they 
all brats? 



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I IhlHH hose of you who are addicted to first-person shooters have 
■ certainly had your appetites sated this year. Bungie Software 
I p products released the Marathon boxed set. MacSoft cashed in on 
the GT Interactive titles with Duke Nukem 3D and Quake and has two 
more in the hopper. Aspyr Media picked up Killing Time, which serves 
up a mystery/horror theme as opposed to your standard science fiction 
or fantasy fare. With the addition of screaming-fast 3D accelerators, 
these games look better than ever. But 3D shooters aren’t the only thing 
this year that can get your blood boiling and heart pounding.... 



Shadow Warrior 

COMPANY: MacSoft 
CONTACT: 800-229-2714 or 612-509-7600, 
http://www.wizworks.com/macsoft or http://www.shadowwarrior.com 
PRICE: TBD 





C oolness: Now that MacSoft has ported the Duke Nukem engine, 
it can move games based on it over to the Mac more quickly. 
This means that a game such as Shadow Warrior, for instance, will 
be out for the Mac in a matter of weeks. The great thing about 
Duke Nukem was Duke’s character, and Lo Wang, the Shadow 
Warrior, is no different. (Lo Wang is a ninja. Zen question of the 
month: Is he Chinese or Japanese?) 

Shadow Warrior not only lets you mow down everything in 
sight with your standard machine guns but also gives you sicko 
options such as using the hearts of the dead as weapons. Ew! You 

also can board battleships to 
use huge 3D turrets. Shadow 
Warrior offers eight-player 
games with deathmatch and 
cooperative play. 



NDK 

COMPANY: Playmates Interactive Entertainment 
CONTACT: 800 771-3772 or 714-428-2000, 
http;//www.playmatesinteractive.com 
PRICE: $49.99 (SRP) 






... 



M ac gaming isn’t dead, at 
least not according to the 
folks at Shiny Entertainment, 
the developers of MDK. Mac 
MDK, a third-person shooter 
similar to Tomb Raider, proves 
that letter-writing campaigns do 
work. Shiny’s president, Dave 
Perry, received hundreds of let- 
ters begging for a Mac version. 

Because Shiny has bunches of 
Macs that it uses for production, it was open to the idea, and Mac 
developer Shokwave is working hard on the port. MDK is one of 
the year’s hottest, most visually stunning games. Shiny wanted a 
game that would appeal to European gamers and succeed in a big 
way with Americans, too. Get it in January before it gets you. 






COUNT ON MDK TO WEIRD 
YOU OUT as your heart begins 
to pound wildly. 




Racing Days 

COMPANY: Bandal 
CONTACT: 888-992- 
9000, http://www. 
bdec.com 

PRICE: $29.95 (street) 

W hen Bandai made 
the Pippin, it com- 
missioned a whole bunch 
of games that, amazingly, 
couldn’t perform well on a 4MB 66MHz 601 system. This year, it 
released a whole passel of Mac titles that were originally designed 
for the Pippin. Racing Days is clearly one of the best. It’s a racing 
game, but it’s not as realistic as Sierra On-Line’s Nascar Racing or 
Indy Car Racing. There are different, windy tracks from beginner 
to advanced level that take place on city streets, not race tracks. 
Racing Days is more of an arcade game than a reahstic simula- 
tion, complete with cheesy music. Because it’s a port of a 
Japanese game, there are a few translation glitches, and the pro- 
gram’s not as polished as it could be — ^for example, there’s no 
way to configure a joystick. However, the price is right, and the 
game is very fun to play. 




54 MacADDICT 







Ultimate 3D action! 

Last year, you had one 
option for 3D action on 
your Mac: ATI Techno)-, 
ogies’ XClaim VR card. 
Although that chip whet 
our appetite for beautiful 
games, it accelerated the ■ 
graphics, not the game. 

This year, the chips are . 
faster. TechWorks recently 
shipped its PowerSD card, 
which is based on the 3Dfx 
Voodoo chip. ATI is ready- 
ing an upgrade to the 
XClaim VR, based on its 
new Rage Pro chip, which 
offers triple the perfor- 
mance of the original. ATI’s 
card should ship before 
the end of the year. 

If you’re buying a card ■ 
solely-for games, go with 
TechWorks’ PowerSD. It is 
slightly faster than ATI’s 
Rage Pro and performs 
very well. Many game ven- 
dors are making versions 
specially optimizedTor the 
3Dfx chip. But remember, 
the PowerSD is a 3D 
accelerator only; it does 
no 2D graphics work. The 
ATI card has a 2D chip on 
it and offers more features: 

It digitizes QuickTime 
movies at higher frame 
rates and makes Quick- 
Time movies play back 
at bigger sizes without 
dropping frames. You can 
even add a TV Tuner for 
more functionality. So, for 
about $20 more for the 
XClaim VR, although you 
get slightly slower game 
speeds, you get 2D accel- 
eration and multimedia 
functions, too. 

Kathy Tafel’s feature was late this 
month because she had to do 
extensive research on each prod- 
uct mentioned in order to serve 
you, the reader. 




Shattered Steel 

COMPANY: Aspyr Media 

CONTACT: 512-708-8100, http://www.aspyr.coin 
PRICE; $47.95 (street) 



A ctivision denied us MechWarrior: Mercenaries and 
Ghost Bear’s Legacy, and it refiises to sell a stand- 
alone version of the 3D-accelerated MechWarrior. 
Interplay canceled the Mac version of Shattered Steel. 
Where, oh \diere, are we to get our giant robot fix? Our 
savior is Aspyr Media The Mac version was just about fin- 
ished when Interplay dropped it and Aspyr picked it up. 

Because Shattered Steel is a giant robot game, com- 
parisons between it and MechWarrior are inevitable, 
but the two are different games. For one thing, Shattered 
Steel does not have the rich backdrop of the BatdeTech 
universe and has had to create a lot of backstory from 
scratch. As in MechWarrior, you pick a robot (called a 
Planet Runner) and choose from 25 different arma- 
ments to load onto your runner, including plasma 
cannons and guided missiles. 

You then are transported to a planet to complete a 
mission — each planet offers several, for a total of 50 
single-player missions. The first few acclimate you to 
being a robot pilot. Controls are not nearly as complex 



as those in MechWarrior: You don’t need to endure 
long, boring training missions to learn how to shoot. 
Although you can use the keyboard to control the game, 
we recommend a joystick; the game uses InputSprocket 
to give you access to any Mac joystick. Playing the game 
is really fun. The terrain is more varied than that of 
MechWarrior, and you can climb over and hide behind 
hills. Damage done to the terrain is permanent, and you 
can see it. Shattered Steel is QuickDraw 3D RAVE accel- 
erated, so the look is absolutely beautiful, even when 
you’re surveying ruined hillsides. 

No game this year would be complete without multi- 
player capabilities, and Shattered Steel is no exception. 
Up to 16 people can play on the 15 multiplayer levels, 
either cooperatively or in deathmatches. Whereas 
MechWarrior’s plot involves warring clans, Shattered 
Steel is a litde more subversive. Sure, you blindly go on 
the missions the computer tells you about, but eventu- 
ally you realize that the computer is insane. Are you wily 
enough to outwit a mad machine? 

We aren’t sure why InterPlay wasn’t able to finish 
the game, but we’re happy that Aspyr picked it up and 
published such a fantastic tide. □ 



YEEHAW! A HEADS-UP DISPLAY 
shows you where the enemies are. 
Armament levels are shown on the 
lower left. 

SHATTERED STEEL’S BAD 
GUYS are eerily reminiscent 
of the Shadows on Babylon 5. 



LOOK AT THOSE CANNONS GO. 
On the iower right you can set 
the weapons recharge to 
consume more energy than 
shieid and drive. 



CHOOSE YOUR POiSON in 
the hot bay. The arrows 
cycie through the hots, and 
armament are on the right. 



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S o now we’ve made 
you itch to play each 
and every great 
game through to its 
natural completion. 
But the complexity of modern 
games might just stop you. 
After all, who has 60 hours to 
play through every single level 
of Duke Nukem when you have 
to spend time with your kids 
and still clean the bathroom? 

Enter the wonderful world 
of cheating. Many games have 
built-in mechanisms that expe- 
dite your path through the dark- 
est portions of the puzzles. 
Need more ammunition in 
Quake? Or want to fly a C-130 in 
Hornet 3.0? Whatever the case, 
there’s usually a way (other 



EASTER EGG 

Remember that famous old 1984 
Mac commercial? Well, it’s actually 
embedded in Duke, but you’ll have to 
do something special to see it. On the first 
level there’s a movie theater. Once you get to the pro- 
jector, but before you play the movie, type in VN1984 
on your keyboard. Voila! The commercial plays! 



DUKE NUKEM 3D 

MACSOFT 



D uke Nukem makes it easy to cheat. Just type in 
the following cheat codes while playing the 
game, and you’ll get some goodies, 

► dncornholio— Invokes god mode 
► dnstuff — Gives you the whole enchilada; full 
weapons, ammo, and items 
► dncoords— Shows detailed coordinate info 
► dnhyper — Gives you steroids 
► dnitems— Gives you all items (including keys) 

► dnshowmap — Gives you the full map 
► dnweapons — Gives you full weapons and ammo 
► dnkeys — Gets all keys 

► dnsco tty##— Takes you to a new level; fill in the 
episode for the first # and the level for the second # 
► dnrate — Displays the frame rate 
► dnskill#— Changes the skill level of the game 
► dnview— Toggles the view mode 
► dnunlock— Unlocks all doors automatically 
► dninventory — Shows your inventory 



HORNET 3.0 

GRAPHIC SIMULATIONS A 




104239701 



Active 



Softs notes here. 



in a mission, their IDs would range from 00 to 03, and 
you would type the following code to fly the second 
F-117 of the four aircraft: [fly:F1 17-01]. For more 
information on flying other aircraft in Hornet 3.0, visit 
the Graphic Simulations Web site at: http://www. 
graphsim.com/pgFAQH3M.htm. 

AIRCRAFT CODES: 

ALLIED 

FA18-## McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet 
A10A-## Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 
E2CA-## Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 
F117-## Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk 
AWAC-## Boeing E-3A Sentry (AWACS) 

B52G-## Boeing B-52G Stratofortress 
B727-## Boeing 727 
DC10-## Douglas DC-10 
DRNE-## Jindivik Drone Target 
IRAQI 

MG21-##Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbed 
MG23-## Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-23 Flogger 
MG27-## Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-27 Flogger-D 
SU27-## Sukhoi Su-27B Flanker 
TU20-## Tupelov Tu-95 Bear 



than the proper way) to solve a 
problem in the world of com- 
puter games. Sure, you can feel 
guilty about cutting these cor- 
ners, but when all’s said and 
done, cheating enables you to 
get through more games than 
you could ever hope to by being 
honest. To help you explore the 
world of cheats in Mac games, 
we’ve compiled the following 
goodies and thrown in a few 
Easter eggs to boot. 



58 MacADDICT 



A lthough Hornet 3.0 is an F-1 17 flight simulator, 
you can pilot other planes in the game. 
Although the instrumentation in the plane still 
looks like an F-117’s, the plane will use the proper 
flight dynamics for the model. To fly other planes, 
enter the aircraft code into the pilot CallSign field of 
the F-117’s pilot page. All codes are case sensitive 
and must be typed in the following format: 
[fly.’CODE-##]. For example, if there are four F-1 17s 



God mode in the world of cheats 
simply means that you give your- 
self awesome powers of life and 
death in the game. 





DARK FORCES 

LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT 



Y our favorite Star Wars first- 
person shooter has several 
cheats hidden in its code. 
Type these while playing the 
game for the bonus described. 

► labug— Lets you move close to 
walls 

► laoz— Makes your enemies 
miniature 

► laskip — Finishes a level auto- 
matically 

► launlock — Puts all items in 
your inventory 

► lapogo — Enables you to jump 
very high 

► larandy—Supercharges all 
weapons 

► lamaxout— As you would 
expect, this gives you every- 
thing 

► laredlite — Immobilizes your 
enemies 

► lacds— Enters you into map 
mode 

► laimlame — Makes you invisible 



LEVEL CODES 

Enter these codes, and you’ll be 
taken to a new level — ^without hav- 
ing to complete the current one. 
lasecbase — Level 1 
latalay — Level 2 
lasewers— Level 3 
latestbase— Level 4 
lagromas— Level 5 
ladtentlon— Level 6 
laramshed— Level 7 
larobotics — Level 8 
lanarshada— Level 9 
lajabship — Level 10 
laimpcity — Level 1 1 
lafuelstat — Level 12 
laexecutor — Level 13 
laarc— Level 14 



COMMAND 

& 

CONQUER 

WESTWOOD 

STUDIOS 






A lthough cheating 
changes the tone of this 
well-balanced game, 
sometimes the urge to com- 
pletely overwhelm the enemy 
is too strong to deny. Just 
type the following cheats, and 
you’re ready to conquer. 

► PLASUM — Gives you infinite 
troops 

► BIGREEN — Gives you infinite 
credits 

► ZESIR — Gives you infinite 
units 




T his first-person shooter 
classic has its share of 
codes. Some make you a 
relentless killing machine, and 
some let you do things such as 
walk through walls. Try them all! 
Just type them while playing. 

► Idchoppers— Gives you a 
chain saw 

► idclip— Lets you walk through 
walls 



► iddqd — Invokes god mode 

► idkfa— Gives you all weapons, 
ammo, and keys 

► idfa — Gives you weapons and 
ammo 

► iddt — Gives you a full map 

► idbehold — When entered with 
one of the following letters, 
gives you an item: 

R= Radiation suit 
S= Berserk mode 
A=Map 
L= Light 
I = Invisibility 



A-IO CUBA 

PARSOFT INTERACTIVE 



T his one is sort of a combination cheat/Easter egg. Press 
Command-S when you enter any mission and you’ll end up 
underground near Guantanamo Bay. If you then press the X key, 
you will activate your mouse (or joystick) and be able to fly around with 
your keypad. Too bad the programmers didn’t include a tactical nuclear 
missile strike as a cheat. 

Keypad 8 — Forward Keypad 4 — Left 

Keypad 2— Reverse Keypad S— Right 

Keypad 5— Stop Keypad 7— Up 

Keypad 1 — Down 



D escent II has been known 
to be disorienting to the 
point of nausea for some 
people. If it has become too 
familiar to you, type the follow- 
ing key codes when playing to 
bring back some interest. 

► bittersweet — Makes colorful 
patterns appear on the 
walls 

► gowingnut— The Guidebot 
becomes testy 

► Ipniizard — All weapons 

become homing weapons 
► rockrgri — Reveals a full 
map 

► oralgroove— Gives you all 
keys 

► duddaboo— Makes wea- 
pons rebound off walls 
► freespace— Lets you warp 
to a new level 

► alifalafel — Gives you all 
items 

► almight— Invokes god mode 




AMBROSIA 

SOFTWARE 



Typing the letter X on theH 
title screen of many 
Ambrosia games gives you 
aspecial message. " ^ 



SIM GAMES 

MAXIS SOFTWARE 



S everal of the Maxis Sim titles 
have cheats built right in. 
Maxis’ Web site (http://www. 
maxis.com) provides lots more 
cheats for the other Sim games. 

SIMCITY 2000 

^ pirntopsguzzardo or topsguzzar- 

do — Gives you lots o’ money 
► joke— The game tells you a joke 
► cass — ^You get either some extra 
money or, 15 percent of the time, 
a disaster 

SIM ANT 

These are case sensitive. Type them 
in uppercase. 

► JEFF — Starts a colony on every 
patch 

► JENN — Gives unlimited health to 
the black colony 
► JOKE— You get a joke 
► FRED — Ends the game sequence 
► FUND— You get $10,000 
► JUST — ^You get 10 queens 
► MICK— The Spider moves back- 
ward 

► RAND— Restores the health of the 
yellow ant 

► QEEN — ^Adds another black queen 
► SUSI — Gives unlimited health to 
the yellow ant 

SIM EARTH 

► FUND— Gives you money 
► JOKE — Gives you a sIm joke 
► SMOO — ^Automatically smoothes 
your coastlines 

► ERAD — Eradicates all plant and 
animal life 



MASTER OF 
ORION II 

MACSOFT 



I t’s new and great, and you can 
play a slightly different game by 
entering these cheat codes. 

► trump — Gives you 1,000 credits 
► gates — Gives you current research 
► score— Shows you the current 
score 




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WING 

COMMANDER 

III 

ORIGIN 



I f you hold down the W, C, and 3 
keys while double clicking the 
game’s icon, a cheat dialog 
appears. From there, you can make 
some devious selections. 

pCheat Options 

^ Cheat Keys 

O Normal Gameplay 
O Gamefloio 

Scene Number: |o ' | 

® Spaceflight 

Mission: | fl ▼ 1 1 1 ▼ | 

These features are intended 
for debugging purposes only. 

Use at your own risk. 

Customer Service uiill not be 
able to ansuier any questions 
or problems regarding 
debug/cheat features. 

( Cancel ] [( OK 



APEIRON 

AMBROSIA SOFTWARE 



T O enable these cheats in 
Apeiron, you must first press 
the Caps Lock key, then enter 
the cheat. 

► HECTOR— Gives you the full 
amount of lives 

► NICE BOX — Gives you a curve gun 
► DJARUM — Lets you pass through 
mushrooms 

► USMC— Adds 5,000 to bonus 
► SQUISH — Gives you a machine 
gun 

► NALA— Makes you invincible 
► MORRISON — Completes the level 
► NUKE EM— Destroys all nearby 
mushrooms 

► SNAPPLE — Gives you a padlock 



TITANIC 

CYBERFLIX 



EASTER EGG 

In the Turkish Bath, 
stand at one of the long 
red chairs and click on 
the drawers under the mir- 
ror. This delivers a humorous Easter 
egg. Have fun! 




WARCRAFT II 

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT 




H aving a hard time holding off those ogres? Just hit Return, type 
the following codes, then hit Return again to make yourself 
mighty powerful. Careful, though. If you use one of these 
cheats, you’ll be assigned the rank of Cheater! 

► Glittering prizes— Gives you 11,000 units of gold, 6,500 units of 
oil, and 6,500 units of lumber 
► Deck me out — Gives you full upgrades 
► Title — Makes your units move faster 
► Unite the clans — Gives you instant victory 
► Valdez — Gives you 5,000 units of oil 
► Hatchet — Speeds up your peasants’ lumber gathering 
► Make it so — Speeds up your building and research 
► Showpath — Gives you the full map 
► Noglues — Disables the Ore’s spells 
► There can only be one — Jumps to final scene 



MECHWARRIOR 2 



ACTIVISION 



H aving trouble with a 
certain scenario? See if 
these cheats help. In order 
to activate the cheats in 
MechWarrior 2, you need to 
type the cheats while holding 
down Control-Shift-Option. 

► cia — Gives you unlimited 
ammo 

► blorb — Gives you invisibility 
► hangaround— Lets you stay 
on map after the battle is 
over 

► tinkerbell — Provides a float- 
ing external camera view 
► zmak — Enables time com- 
pression 



► unmeepmeep — Disables time 
compression 

► coldmiser— Turns heat track- 
ing on or off 

► icanthackit — Ends your cur- 
rent mission 

EASTER EGG 

Typing some of the 
more, uh, colorful 
four-letter words 
that exist in our lan- 
guage gives you a special 
response from the game. 




THE CHRISTMAS EGG 

any games have Easter eggs that 
are attached to a certain date. For example, Dark Castle has 
a Christmas egg that displays Christmas trees in one of the 
rooms on December 25. Try setting your system clock to various 
holidays. Other games are linked to lesser holidays, such as 
Valentine’s Day. You never know what you may find! 






QUAKE 

MACSOFT 



I t’s new, it’s hot, and you can 
cheat at Quake as easily as 
at other games. Just type 
the following words and have 
fun. To enter these cheats, hit 
the accent grave key (that’s the 
key in the upper left of the key- 
board), and when the Quake 
console drops down, type your 
cheat, hit Return, and press the 
accent grave key to exit the 
console. Voila! Instant power. 
Enter a number instead of the 
pound sign when it shows up in 
these cheats. 

► fly— Enables you to fly (use 
the D key to go up, the C key 
to go down) 

► impulse 9 — ^Gives you all 
weapons and ammo 
► god — Invokes god mode 
► notarget — Makes you invisible 
to enemies 

► noclip— Lets you walk 

through walls 

► give S # — Gives you # of 
shells 

► give N #— Gives you # of nails 
► give R # — Gives you # of 
rockets 

► give H #— Gives you # of 
health points 

► give #— Gives you the wea- 
pon that corresponds to the 
number you enter 



MARATHON 2 
/INFINITY 

BUNGIE SOFTWARE 
PRODUCTS 



I t’s a classic, and there are 
several programs that let 
you cheat. Here’s one 
that’s built right in: Hold down 
the Option and Command keys 
when selecting Begin a New 
Game, and you’ll be given the 
option to start on any level. □ 

Bart Parkas is the editor-in-chief of 
Inside Mac Games and the author 
of more than 10 gaming strategy 
guides. He can be reached at 
bart@imgmagazine.com. 



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CONTACT: 800-538-9696 or 408-996-1010, http://www.apple.coni 

Power Mac 9600/300 

PRICE: $4,599 (SRP) 

SPECIFICATIONS: 300MHz 604e, 64MB of RAM, 1MB of Level 2 inline cache, 
4GB hard drive, 24X CD-ROM drive, SMB of VRAM on preinstalled video card, 
six PCI expansion bays 

Power Nat 8600/300 

PRICE: $3,699 (SRP) 

SPECIFICATIONS: 300MHz 604e, 32MB of RAM, 1MB of Level 2 inline cache, 
4GB hard drive, 24X CD-ROM drive, 2MB of VRAM, three PCI expansion bays 

W hen Apple decided to create a pre-PowerPC 750 top-of- 
the-line series of towers, it faced a dilemma. Sure, 
a new chip manufacturing process pushed the 604e 
PowerPC processor beyond the 300MHz barrier. But because of 
problems elsewhere in the Mac’s design (namely, cache and bus 
architectures), we — ^the users — ^would hardly be able to tell the 
difference between a Mac running on a lean 300MHz 604e and 
one running on a much slower 200MHz 604e. So Apple did what 
it had to do: It redesigned the cache system. The results are these 
powerful, expansive and expensive machines. They may face an 
untimely push off the hiU by Macs running the PowerPC 750, but 
nevertheless, they are very solid, very fast computers. 

The new cache design begins with a full megabyte of Level 2 
cache — almost double the 512K of Level 2 cache Apple previ- 
ously soldered to the motherboards of its powerhouses (unfortu- 




'ProJiEin 



APPLE’S NEW SUPERSTARS, WITH INLINE CACHE, proved faster than anything 
else we could find. Tests were done with Speed-tester 2.2 and all times are shown 
in seconds. The smaller the number, the faster the machine. 




NO SURPRISES ON THE OUTSIDE, but deep down, things have changed. 

nately, the cache still isn’t upgradable). And to make more effi- 
cient use of the cache, Apple installed it on the processor daugh- 
tercard and created a cache control chip. This chip allows the 
processor to access the cache without going through the system 
bus. Because the system bus in many of Apple’s Macs is, and has 
been, 50MHz, access to the cache was also limited to 50MHz. Put 
in a faster processor, and it just sits and waits for'cache informa- 
tion. But with the new controller chip, the processor can access 
the cache directly at up to lOOMHz. This design, which is used by 
UMAX Computer as well, is called inline cache, and it speeds up 
the entire Mac. Our benchmark tests proved that, while it’s a slim 
margin, these machines are indeed faster than anything before. 

Using the program Speed-tester 2,2, the 9600/300 showed 
around a 20 percent increase in processor performance over a 
9600/200-much less than the sheer megahertz increase, but still 
a significant boost. Adobe Photoshop tests yielded varythg results. 
Using images ranging in size from 15MB to 200MB, the 300MHz 
model performed Unsharp Mask filters around 20 percent faster 
than the 9600/200, and Gaussian Blurs up to 50 percent faster — 
a real time saver for massive selections. But when flattening a 13- 
layer image, the 9600/300 barely squeaked passed the 9600/200 
with a speed increase of only three percent. 

For anyone wondering how Apple’s cache and bus speed 
improvements compare with Power Computing’s already 
increased cache, we tested the 9600/300 against the PowerTower 
Pro 250 — a system already carrying 1MB of the old-style (or 
lookaside) cache. Speed-tester showed the 9600/300 meekly 
out-computing the PowerTower by around 15 percent. 
Photoshop tests were varied, once again. The 9600/300 executed 
Gaussian Blurs up to 30 percent faster than the PowerTower, but 
when attempting Unsharp Mask filters, the 9600/300s lead 



62 MacADDICT 






LIE IT DOWN, POP THE TOR and roll off the drives. Apple’s continuing 
briefcase design makes expansion just two clicks and a flip away. 

slimmed to around five percent. And for the 13-layer flatten test, 
the PowerTower actually proved slightly faster than the 9600/300. 
This is most likely due to Power Computing’s faster hard drive. 

The differences between the 9600/300 and the 8600/300 are 
subtle and essentially come down to expandability. The 9600 has 
six PCI expansion bays, whereas the 8600 has three, and the 
9600 comes packaged with an additional 32MB of RAM for a total 
of 64MB (expandable to 768MB, as opposed to the 8600’s 
512MB max). Then there’s the VRAM, The 86OO comes with 2MB, 
expandable to 4MB, and the 9600 comes with the now standard 
graphics card (filling one of the PCI bays) holding 8MB and 
allowing millions of colors at a huge 1,600 x 1,200 resolution. 



^ other disparity is that the 8600 comes with RCA 
input ports. Everything else — the built-in Zip 
drive, the 4GB hard drive, and the 24X CD- 
ROM — ^is identical. Both machines come with 
System 7.6.1 and an upgrade to Mac OS 8, as 
well as Apple’s usual flip-open case design, 
making every last piece of Mac iimards easily 
accessible to even the most timid surgeons. 

The price differences, however, are not so sub- 
tle. The 9600/300 is about $1,000 more than the 
8600. Expansion capability may force high-end 
users to opt for the 9600, but it seems this tower suf- 
fers top-of-the-line-price disease. That is, when buy- 
ing one, you’re paying to be in the front of the pack. 

These machines are fast. Period. They cost a lot. 
Period. They will probably soon be outclassed by Macs based on 
the new PowerPC 750 chips and even further improvements to 
the cache. But for now, they knit graphics and spin video like no 
other. — Robert Capps 



9600/300 

GOOD NEWS: Superfast CPU and cache. Very expandable. 
BAD NEWS: Nonupgradable cache. Almost $1,000 more than 
near-equivalent 8600. 



8600/300 

GOOD NEWS: Same CPU design as 9600/300 but less expensive. 
RCA video inputs included. 

BAD NEWS: Still expensive. PowerPC 750s are coming. 



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httpy/www.fwb.com 

PRICE: $79 (SRP), $29 upgrade 

REQUIREMENTS: 68020 or faster (CDT Equalizer requires PowerPC), System 
7.0.1 or later, 4MB of RAM, CD-ROM drive 

A lthough we don’t buy CD-ROM ToolKit’s claim of “super- 
charged performance,” it offers enough practical tools to be 
worthwhile for power users. It’s main benefits are compati- 
bly with Mac OS 8 and the ability to access HFS, ISO, Photo CD, CD 
Extra, and CD-R discs on virtu^y every SCSI and ATAPI CD-ROM 
drive on the market, including new DVD-ROM drives. The Apple 
CD-ROM extension, on the other hand, supports only original dri- 
ves in Apple-brand Macs. CDT offers hand-tuned drivers for non- 
Apple devices and sophisticated caching options that theoretically 
increase the speed at which data is read from discs. Though the 
improvement isn’t always noticeable, especially in light of today’s 
fast CD-ROM drives with large internal hardware caches. 

There are two applications for playing music CDs. CDT Remote 
provides the basic play, pause, shuffle, etc. audio controls, plus it 
can save music as AIFF files, assume several different configura- 
tions based upon your preferences, and display graphics and liner 
notes on CD+G discs. More unique is CDT Equalizer which 
dynamically alters the sound of audio CDs in an internal drive 
according to the way 27 frequency bands are set. 




THE CACHE OPTIONS ARE IMPRESSIVE, though they don’t always pro- 
duce a noticeable improvement in accessing CD-ROMs. 

There are a number of other minor features that power users 
will find indispensable. For instance, instead of wasting time 
mounting all discs in a CD jukebox at startup, you can mount only 
certain discs with CDT Juke Mounter. Also, CDT has an option for 
mounting every track on multivolume, multisession CD-R or 
hybrid discs. Mile CD-ROM Toolkit 3-0 doesn’t have a single 
killer feature, its various components make for a useful package, 
especially for owners of Mac clones or third-party CD-ROM 
drives. — Owen W. Linzmayer 



GOOD NEWS; Mac OS 8 compatible. Supports virtually every CD 
format and drive. Sophisticated caching techniques. Equalizer has 
dynamic, simple interface. Many power user options. 

BAD NEWS; Caching not always noticeably effective. Not inexpensive. 




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SPEED DISK DEFRAGS volumes up to twice as fast, using profiles that 
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Software Development groups source files and project files used by 
programmers; and Speed Disk 3.2 uses the old defragmentation pro- 
file. To top it all off. Speed Disk now is scriptable using AppleScript. 

CrashGuard is an intriguing utility that runs on Power Macs only. 
When a program crashes, CrashGuard attempts to give you the chance 
to save open documents before the 
whole System comes down. In every- 
day use, CrashGuard is a mixed As 
advertised, it certainly constrains pro- 
gram crashes to a greater degree than 
does the Mac OS alone, and its attempt 
to fix a program’s ailment works 
roughly three out of five times. 
CrashGuard can’t prevent crashes, but 
if it rescues you from losing work even 
once under a deadline, it will pay for the entire cost of Norton Utilities. 

Despite the improvements, the heart of Norton Utilities remains 
Norton Disk Doctor. It successfully tackled a wide range of prob- 
lems on three very different test systems, although it typically took 
two passes to straighten out all errors. Recovering hard disks is a 
luck-of-the-draw operation under even the best circumstances, so 
the use of Norton Disk Doctor is no substitute for regular backups. 

Norton Utilities 3.5 is an indispensable program that should be on 
every Mac, Hopefully, Symantec will give the Mac parity with the 
Windows version by adding the LiveUpdate feature, which automati- 
cally downloads and installs updates using the Internet. There’s 
enough value here anyway to more than earn Norton Utilities’ keep. 
With few exceptions, disk drives are more reliable than ever, but the 
flip side is that when trouble arrives, it hits suddenly, with little warn- 
ing, and, of course, at the worst moment. As Dante realized, there’s 
nothing like contemplating a few inner circles of hell to prod you 
back to the straight and narrow. — JHcb Santaksa 



GOOD NEWS: Strong collection of indispensable recovery tools on 
bootable CD-ROM. Scriptable Speed Disk much faster. CrashGuard 
lessens impact of crashes. 

BAD NEWS: Not a lot of new features. No longer contains Norton 
Fastback, Norton Expand, or Floppier. Lacks LiveUpdate feature of 
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REQUIREMENTS: 68020 or faster, System 7.1 or later 



O n the bleeding edge of communication hardware is 
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On one side is U.S. Robotics’ X2 technology; on the other, 
Rockwell Semiconductor System’s K56 Flex. Both claim to surf 
the Net at twice the speed of a 28.8Kbps modem. Problem is, 
the Net’s a two-way street; your Internet service provider (ISP) 
must have modems on its end that support the right 56Kbps 
technology. To win the hearts and minds of ISPs everywhere, 
modem vendors are flooding the market with rock-bottom prices 
on superspeedy hardware. 

Such is the case with Diamond Multimedia’s SupraExpress 56 
Sp, which uses the K56flex technology. For $ 130, you get a 56Kbps 
modem, battery-powered speakers, a microphone, and fax, voice 
mail, and speakerphone software. At that price, you practically 
can’t go wrong. If you’re a power user who knows exactly what 
you’re doing, get the package: It’s a great deal. 

For those of us who like a little help along the way, the 
SupraExpress 56 Sp is, unfortunately, terribly confusing. First of 
all, figuring out how to get the microphones and speakers set up 
is challenging, at best, especially if you want to use the speakers 
you already have. The diagram that illustrates the setup tells you 
to plug the cable into the “Mic port on your sound card.” Sigh. It 
really doesn’t get any better from there. In stark contrast to the 
tomes that accompanied Supra modems before the company was 
bought by Diamond, we could find no instructions, online or in 
print, that explained how to use the speakerphone software. 
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THIS SPEED RACER needs 
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either. Diamond set up dummy accounts at Earthlink and a local 
Bay Area ISP for test purposes. The local ISP started the connect 
process but then responded, “Communicating at an unknown 
rate,” and gave up after getting no answer. Earthlink, after 
trashing all prior Internet preferences, started the PPP process 
and managed to connect at 31.2Kbps — ^faster than the 26.4Kbps 
we get with a 28.8Kbps modem. However, Earthlink’s DNS server 
wasn’t working, so we couldn’t get anywhere. 

Nevertheless, the modem does work admirably at 33.6Kbps 
speeds. Connecting to a local ISP with 33.6Kbps settings was 
transparent. The modem simply works, and getting out to the 
Internet at large is no problem. Keep in mind also that Supra 
modems are known for their upgradability. The firmware in the 
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Extensis Portfolio 3.0 



COMPANY: Extensis 

CONTACT: 800-796-9798 Or 503-274-2020, http://www.extensis.com 
PRICE: $99.95 (SRP); upgrade from Extensis Fetch free if purchased after 
April 21, 1997, $29.95 otherwise; upgrade from Adobe Fetch 1.2 $49.95 
REQUIREMENTS: 68030 or faster, System 7.5 or later, 6MB of RAM, 20MB of 
free hard disk space 

I ike a high-tech version of those industrious Keebler cookie 
elves, the folks at Extensis just keep cranking out tasty software 
add-ons and improvements. The latest treat to come down from 
their treetop factory in Portland, Oregon, is a total revamp of the 
Fetch database software, rechristened Portfolio 3.0. When a com- 
pany feels strongly enough about an upgrade to can six years of 
hard-earned product recognition, you know it’s not messing around. 

Only a year after Extensis acquired the foster-child Fetch program 
from software giant Adobe Systems (which had absorbed it from the 
defunct Aldus), Extensis offered its first PowerPC-native upgrade — 
Fetch 1.5 in 1996. That version introduced drag- 
and-drop capability and a significant speed 
upgrade. Extensis went back to the drawing board 
and now returns with a product that is sure to 
grab the attention of TIFF tweakers and pixel 
pushers everywhere. 

Portfolio still sorts your overwhelming pleth- 
ora of digital images, QuickTime movie cfips, WAV 
sound bites, et al., by storing preview images that 
refer to the location of the original files. All of the 
stored bits and bytes of information that you can’t 
do without can be located in seconds with user- 
created catalogs and infinite search criteria. 

Extensis addresses the problem of keyword 
searching for images by allowing Portfolio users 
to make an unlimited number of custom search 
fields. The program even reaches into Adobe 
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all thumbnails. 



Putting together a catalog 
requires simply dropping the files 
or folders onto an open catalog 
window — ^Portfolio does the rest. 
Using these images is as easy as 
cataloging them. Simply drag 
thumbnails from an open catalog 
into a QuarkXPress 3.31 (or 
later) document, and the program 
automatically places the image in 
a new picture box. Extensis also 
includes a “lite” version of two 
popular QuarkXTensions that 
increase the interaction between 
the two programs. 

The big-money part of 
Portfolio is its distinction of being 
truly cross-platform. For years, 
network administrator cries of 
“Why can’t we just get along?” have reverberated throughout offices 
catering to both Mac and PC users. Portfolio provides an easy-to-use, 
inexpensive way to bri^e the gap. Portfoho’s updated translator sys- 
tem lets it deal with almost 30 Merent image formats. Image cata- 
logs can be put together on either platform and accessed by both 
without converting file formats or worrying about Windows systems 
not being able to read Mac thumbnail and preview images. Also, you 
don’t need to shell out multiuser fees. Everyone can use and abuse 
the catalogs at the same time for a single outlay of dough. 

Bottom line, Extensis buckled dovra and answered nearly every 
wish we had for Fetch 1.5 and, due to its biplatform tendencies, 
knocked this one into the next millennium. — Fay Larsen 



GOOD NEWS: Allows multiple users to share images across plat- 
forms without tweaking file formats. Custom fields allow business 
users to find catalog images by price, publication date, and so on. 
BAD NEWS: Still won’t clean your desk. 



PREVIEW YOUR QUICKTIlVIE movie clips from within 
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WebPainter 2.0 




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COMPANY: Totally Hip Software 

CONTACT: 888<884>3447 or 604-685-6525, http://www.totallyhip.com 
PRICE: $89.95 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: 68030 or faster, System 7 or later, 4MB of RAM, QuickTime 
2.1 or later, color monitor 

T he past couple of years have been a tough time for Web purists, 
what with Java, Shockwave, and other assorted bandwidth- 
eating technologies purporting to make surfing fun. But let’s 
face it, there’s a reason why these technologies exist: Motion and 
sound attract attention. A well-done, appropriate animation is often 
worth the extra seconds it takes to download it. 

That’swhere Totally Hip’s WebPainter 2.0comes in. Straightforward 
and neat, WebPainter provides several tools that make painting and 
animation easier — ^rulers, grids, rotation and skew controls, and con- 
trol over cels and timing. Although this program is aimed at creating 
Web animations, it also can be used as a stand-alone paint program. It 
creates animated GIFs, static GIFs, Quicklime movies, Quicklime Sprite 
movies, JPEGs, PNGs, and a full complement of Sizzler plug-in ele- 
ments — ^another technology from Totally Hip. 

As a paint program, WebPainter is pretty much standard: Select a 
toolfromthetoolpaletteanduseittodrawonacanvas. Where WebPainter 
shines is in its cel animation tools. After drawing an image that serves 
as the first frame of animation, create another cel, turn on the onion 



skinning option (to give a ghost image to paint by) , and start painting a 
second cel. Each cel shows up in the Cel Strip palette, where it can be 
rearranged, duplicated, or deleted. The Inspector palette controls how 
individual cels behave — aspects such as timing, interlacing, and trans- 
parency all are easily changed. And WebPainter plays animations right 
on the canvas, quickly showing how the finished product likely will look 

WebPainter, which is aimed at those who want to quickly create 
simple animations, makes it easy to get started. A new user can have 
a simple animation running in less than half an hour. The documen- 
tation — and yes, it’s an actual physical book, thank goodness — 
includes a good tutorial covering the program’s basics, which then 
moves on to animation basics — a real boon to those of us without 
backgrounds involving Disney. 

The interface provides a good start, but it isn’t always intuitive. For 
example, when importing a graphic or an animation, it must be added 
to a list, and then the list must be imported — even if all you want is a 
single file. Although this process makes sense for opening a series of 
files — say, several frames of an animation saved as separate files — ^it 
doesn’t make much sense for opening a single background image. 

Something else we found ourselves wanting (understanding that 
it wouldn’t be easy to implement in a paint program aimed at creat- 
ing bitmapped artwork) is some sort of object metaphor. That is, 
when painting a circle to use throughout a piece of animation, it would 



Use these two buttons 
to turn on onion 
skinning for previous 
or next cels. 



The Photoshop-like 
tools should look 
familiar. 



The Coords/Gradient/ 
Spray palette has a 
handy eyedropper 
feature that converts 
the color under 
the pointer into hexa- 
decimal values 
for easy Web work. 

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Use these three 
buttons to create a 
new cel, create a 
duplicate cel, or 



Use these three 
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available colors, and 
it has a customizable 
palette for recently 
used colors at its 
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The Cel Strip shows 
how all the cels of 
your animation line 
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select New. In the Create New 
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Animated GIF from the File Type 
pop-up menu, and select a bit 
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spot. Click on the button to add 
a new cel. 

Click on the button to turn 
on onion skinning for the previous cel. The circle you drew on the previous 
cel will show up in a ghostly gray. Draw a circle (again, while holding 
down the Shift key) a short distance from the first circle. Add a new cel, 
and repeat the process over and over until the circle comes to the edge of 
the cel. When it does, change the direction where you draw the next circle 
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be nice to create the circle once and then have it as a persistent 
object that could be dr^ed around in the subsequent cels. And 
it would be great to create several items — say, some circles and 
squares that form a figure — and then be able to separate those 
items later so that they could be moved around without having to 
redraw them all. As it stands, WebPainter works more hke pen 
and ink than like a bunch of wooden blocks. With each succeed- 
ing cel, you must redraw everything that changes. Sure, the pro- 
gram will create a cel containing artwork from a previous cel 
(which saves the trouble of having to redraw everything) , but that 
saves only so much work. 

Still, those are small things. WebPainter does its job, making 
animations and browser-safe color graphics easy to create. The 
program yields small files — s. 42-frame animated GIF saved at a 
mere 39K — and handles all the major graphics file types found 
on the Web. WebPainter comes bundled wi& a nifty little applica- 
tion called G%View for previewing animations. This viewer sim- 
ulates how fast a given animation will load at various connection 
speeds, which can be quite a reality check. Finally, the program 
comes with Hip Clips, hundreds of royalty free clip-art animations. 
Overall, it’s a lot of motion for ydur money. — David Reynolds 




GOOD NEWS: The printed manual is quite good. Simple 
interface helps quickly create animations. Lots of file formats 
supported. Program doesn’t require a lot of system resources. 
Good paint tools, including guides, eyedropper tool, and 
reference marks. 

BAD NEWS: Some interface elements don’t work intuitively. 

No persistent objects. 



Gridz 



COMPANY: Green Dragon Creations 

CONTACT: 888-624-0200 or 601-473-4225, http*7/www.gridz.com 
PRICE: $29.95 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: 68040 or faster, System 7.5.1 or later, 16MB RAM, CD-ROM 
drive, 640-X-480 monitor with 256 colors 

E ver since the release of Tetris, developers have been trying to 
attain that grail of elegant simplicity and frenetic gameplay. 
Gridz doesn’t have Russian music, but it does have all the other 
elements of a great arcade game. 

The object is to capture the entire screen with your color while 
preventing other players from doing the same. First, capture each 
square in a grid of NetSpace by setting markers around it. Then, 
send a builder-bot to activate the markers and turn the color on. 
Send hacker-bots to destroy other markers and striker-bots to destroy 
other bots. 

Some grids contain token rings (groan). Tokens let you buy 
enhanced versions of the builder, striker, and hacker robots between 
rounds. Much of the strategy consists of figuring out which bots 
you’ll need to take out the other players. 

On a 2D board, Gridz would not stand out. But the game puts the 
view up and slightly to the back of the board, so you’re looking down 
on it. And that’s not the only eye-candy. Each player can choose differ- 
ent textures to fill in their grid. And most important, the bots have per- 
sonality. Each level of bot gets its own name, and every 
hot has a different behavior. Strikers progress from little buzz 




CAPTURE AS MANY TOKENS as you can. You’ll need them to fight off the 
other players’ strikers. 

saws to lobbing bombs, hackers move fi*om slow pounders to demo- 
lition flails, and builders grow from little gnomes to weird Rube 
Goldbergian contraptions. 

The best strategy is to buy bigger and better strikers to take out 
the other guy before he gets you. At press time, the game did not 
support network play, but Green Dragon promised it by October 1 
as a free update from its Web site. Net play will be the icing on the 
cake for an already addictive game. — Kathy Tafel 



GOOD NEWS: Addictive. Wonderful concept. Adorable graphics. 
Mac only. 

BAD NEWS: RAM hungry. Manual available in game only. 





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Timbuktu Pro 4.0 



COMPANY: Farallon Communications 
CONTACT: 510-814-5000, http://www.farallon.com 
PRICE: $199 for a single pack (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: 68020 or faster, System 7.5 or later, 16MB of RAM (at least 
8MB physical), 2MB of free hard disk space, CD-ROM drive 

U sing AppleTalk as a network in a busy production environ- 
ment quickly illustrates its limitations. Transferring large files 
can be painfully slow, there’s no built-in message or mail 
capabilities, and although you can see and retrieve files from a 
remote computer on the network, there’s not much you can do with 
them if the application is not on the computer you’re using. 

Timbuktu Pro 4.0, however, gives a network serious horse- 
power, and a slick interface, to boot. Remote connection, password 
protection, and messaging all receive a 
boost. Should a transfer be interrupted, 

Timbuktu Pro will pick up at the point 
where it left off. Best of all, it has the 
ability to completely control another 
computer — that is, to launch and use 
applications on a remote computer from 
your own. On the road when a client 
wants to change a brochure? With 
Timbuktu, you can connect to the office 
with a PowerBook — through the 
Internet — open QuarkXPress on your 
desktop computer, change the pages, and 
email diem to the service bureau. 

The 88-p^e manual is clear and easy 
to read, making installation a snap 
(although the onscreen guide differs a 
litde from the manual) . A Timbuktu menu 
appears at the top right of the screen, creating a shortcut to launch- 
ing the program or to connecting with other computers on the 
network Be aware of one thing before installing, however: Active 
transport software of some kind is required — preferably Open 
Transport — ^and you must enable AppleScript. This isn’t mentioned 
in the manual. 

Timbuktu consists of several parts: Send transfers files and fold- 
ers, along with a FlashNote to notify the recipient (the transferred 
files go to a FlashNotes Received folder). Exchange is more robust, 
allowing you to quickly copy files or folders in either direction, 
provided you have password access. Observe opens the remote 
computer’s screen on your own, allowing you to watch it in action. 
Control, well... controls the remote computer. Chat creates a key- 
board conversation with any other Chat-enabled Timbuktu 
user. And Intercom allows the user to speak to other Timbuktu 4.0 
users via built-in or external microphone and speal^ers. 

New to version 4.0, Drop Sender creates icons for quick transfer. 
Simply drag and drop files to send onto the icon for a quick, easy 
transfer to a specific location — ^whether on a LAN, via direct dial-up, 
or over the Internet. Exchange also has several features: Go To pro- 
vides a shortcut to any higher folder along the current file path, and 




IN CONTROL MODE, the remote computer’s screen is seen within a 
window on your own monitor. If the remote screen is larger, your screen 
scrolls as the mouse approaches the edge. 



Get Info is just like the Finder version of 
the same command but can also find the 
original file of any alias and search for files 
on any connected computer. 

The best features, however, are the 
Observe and Control functions. A slower 
computer can control a newer and more 
powerful one with a larger monitor. The 
view on the local computer scrolls 
automatically — ^it’s really something to 
see. And a Mac can control even a Wintel 
box. Want to create a logical loop and 
crash the system? Go into Control mode, 
open the remote computer’s Timbuktu 
Pro menu bar, and select Control. 

Of course, sharing an entire system with 
everyone on the network may be a terrifying 
proposition. Luckily, setting which users can access which Timbuktu 
Pro utilities is very simple. Likewise, you may assign to undefined 
guests as much or as little access as desired. Any privileges you grant 
to guests are automatically granted to all registered users. 

The only real downside of Timbuktu is the intercom fiinction. The 
sound quality is so poor that it creates more confusion than it solves — 
endi of longe wor get cut of , and there’s an annoying delay caused, 
presumably, by the translation of sound into digital form and back 
again (it reminds us of listening to yourself during a radio phone-in) . 
Not a great feature when a telephone is almost always right there. 

For creating a network to manage connections and send files, 
Timbuktu Pro 4.0 has it all, plus several intuitive tools you won’t even 
fiiUy realize until going back to a network without them. — Scott Buty 



GOOD NEWS: Controls remote computers— even Wintels— easily 
and reliably. Quick setup. Great manual. Reliable and quick tile 
transfer. Easy to set security parameters and grant access to indi- 
vidual users. New features useful and time-saving. Launch time 
very short. 

BAD NEWS: Intercom useless. Manual and onscreen guide differ 
In approach. 





GIVE UNREGISTERED GUESTS any level of access 
to your hard drive, including complete control over 
your system. Any options you give to guests are 
automatically given to registered users as well. 



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r Links LS 



COMPANY: Access Software 

CONTACT: 800-800-4880 or 801-359-2900, http://www.accesssoftware.com 
PRICE: $79.95 (SRP), $39.95 (direct) 

REQUIREMENTS: PowerPC, System 7.5.1 or later, 16MB of RAM, 40MB of 
free hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, 800-X-600 resolution with thousands 
of colors or better 

G olf sims are few and far between on the Mac. Sure, they abound 
for the PC, but only Access Software consistently ports its strong 
Links series. And while this links LS trails a year behind the PC 
version, it’s still the best golf action on the Mac today. 

Links LS is as real as it gets without a tee time. First off, the 
players are video-captured 3D golfers. Just choose one of four like- 
nesses: two males, one female, and one golfing legend — ^Arnold 
Palmer (no minority players, unfortunately). The players even make 
comments, albeit lame ones, during play, and you can record your 
own colorful interjections. 




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Although Links LS comes with three courses, they aren’t the only ones 
you can play. If you own any of the previous Links courses, you can 
easily convert your old courses to be playable In Links LS. But some of 
best courses can be found in these new add-ons: 

Congressional Country Club 

Bethesda, Maryland 

Price: $29.95 (SRP), $19.95 (direct) 

If you thought the pros at the 1997 U.S. Open were whining too much 
about the six-inch roughs, here’s your chance to put up or shut up. 
Since its opening in 1924, Congressional has gotten the better of many 
pros, presidents, and dignitaries due to its narrow fairways, longs 
holes, and tall roughs. The last two holes are absolutely gorgeous! 



Pelican Hiil Golf Club 
Newport Coast, California 
Price: $29.95 (SRP), $9.95 (direct) 

This course may not have the storied tradition of Congressional, but it 
does have great views of the Pacific Ocean on every hole. The eucalyp- 
tus trees and the ocean can be forbidding, but the 1 8th hole also has 
you hitting over a canyon—twice. This one isn’t easy, but it’s lots of fun. 




OFF THE TEE, 
OVER THE 
CANYON, off the 
green, into the 
hole— nothing but 
cup. Getting over 
this monster 
canyon on the 18th 
hole of Pelican Hill 
can be daunting. 




NEW LUSH GRAPHICS in Links LS prove that you can’t find a more 
beautiful golf game anywhere. 



The game’s shining feature 
is the courses. links LS high- 
lights three new championship 
rounds, all of which have 
video flybys, histories, and even 
3D tours of select holes. 
Start with the tour of Kapalua 
’WUage in Maui, Hawaii. It’s a 
forgiving course where the 
holes are wide and the par 4s 
short. Once you’ve mastered 
ARNIE narrates the description of his xhe Village, load Kapalua 
home course, Latrobe Country Club. Plantation, where accuracy is 
key, or the Latrobe Country Club, Palmer’s home green near Pittsburgh, 
Pennsjdvania. Both courses offer challenge and play very well. 

The last Mac version — blinks Pro— looked good, but links 
LS looks outstanding. Gaze on lush, green trees; soft, puffy clouds; 
richly textured mountains; varying degrees of shadows; and even the 
stripes created by lawn mowers. These details can be seen at many 
screen resolutions, including a whopping 1,600 x 1,200 pixels with 
16.7 million colors. View the courses from a variety of camera angles, 
including customized views, to get the perfect perspective. 

The downside to all these stellar graphics is re(huw time. With the 
details set to high, it takes an average of nine seconds to redraw the 
screen after every shot. Ihming the detailing to low cuts this time in 
half, but the wait still adds up. And anyone lacking the 1 50MB of hard 
disk space needed for a M install of link LS faces an even longer 
delay as the game accesses the CD-ROM drive. 

Don’t be deterred; Links LS is worth the wait. The gameplay is 
improved from earlier versions, with more accurate ball dynamics 
(although still not perfect) and better swing meters. Plus, you now 
can play one of four different golf games: stroke, match, best ball, and 
skins. It’s a fun game with a firm place atop the golf sim leader board. 
— Dean Renninger 





GOOD NEWS: Beautiful, richly detailed graphics. Better gameplay. 
Supports high screen resolutions. Good network and Internet play, 
BAD NEWS: Ball dynamics aren’t perfect— yet. Slow redraw times. 
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D on’t let those postsummer blues spoil your multimedia 
appetite. This month our CD-ROMs serve both Japanese and 
TV chef a la carte. While gorging, enjoy a view from anywhere in the 



universe or the Simpsons’ hometown. Then hang up those walking shoes 
and prepare your eyes for a quick read of that long winter novel. Beware, 
however; not everything that looks good, tastes good. —JoeMahr 



The Simpsons’ 



Virtual Springfiel 




Fox Interactive 
310-369-7000, 
http://www.foxinteractive.com 
$29.98 (SRP) 

PowerPC or faster, 

System 7.0 or later, 16MB of RAM, 1MB of free 
hard disk space, 4X CD-ROM drive 




But it’s not going to happen. Movement 
around town is restricted to block by block. 
See something interesting along the way? Too 
bad. However, take a nice long pause at every 
comer, where the game stalls for 10 seconds to 
load from the disc. Meandering from site to 
site sometimes requires walking a dozen or 



I t’s jfinally here. Those flu% clouds, 
those rolling hills, those... nuclear 
cooling towers. Rip through the pack- 
age faster than Barney sucks up a sixer of 
Duff, pop in the CD-ROM with the vigor of 
Homer devouring his morning donut, and 
discover a disc that would make even Ned 
Flanders dang-diddly-dam disappointed. 

The gist of the CD is to wander around 
Springfield visiting about a dozen Simpsons 
sights — such as their church and house. 
Collect things and play games along the way. 
Have a good time. 




AY CARUMBA! Lotsa hype, little quality— smells 
like a Sideshow Bob production. 



more blocks — stopping and loading, stopping 
and loading. 

Granted, once there, the actual places are a 
little better. The graphics are dead-on, and the 
jokes are OK. But after the material runs, you’re 
back on the stop-and-go path. As Homer would 
say, “Lousy no-good rotten disc.” 



The last Words: 



Mark; This Springfield consists mostly of 
facades and false fronts. There’s no there there. 
Judy: I was looking forward to really getting 
to traipse about Springfield — and have been 
left on the bus. I am saddened even further by 
the gravely missed opportunity to create won- 
derfulness. Shame on you. Fox, 

Joe: The 23-page introductory book was 
hilarious, which made the disc all the less 
bearable. As a resident of Springfield, Dlinois, 
the reputed home of the Simpsons, I’m having 
a cow, man. 



Graham Kerr’s Swiftly Seasone 



* Sierra Home 

800-757-7707 or 425- 
649-9800, http://www.sierra.com 
$29.95 (SRP) 

68040 or faster, 

4MB of RAM, 10MB Of free hard disk space, 

2X CD-ROM drive, 13-inch or larger monitor with 
at least 256 colors 





A CANNED INTERFACE and sprinkling of 



multimedia gives the CD connoisseur gas. 



S wiftly Seasoned earns a swift toss 
in the scrap bin with its classic lack 
of originality. 

Granted, The MasterCook CD-ROM series, 
to which this belongs, has an easy, if bland, 
interface that’s very customizable. Use it to 
search Swiftly Seasoned’s 140 recipes by style 
or nutrition, and collect favorites. Print them 
out and exchange them with friends. 

Just don’t expect to see what you’re 
making. There are hardly any photographs 
of the dishes. Instead, Sierra went with basic 
click-and-scroll text, offering few movies of 
anything of interest — and nothing that hasn’t 
already been on Kerr’s TV shows. 

It seems disc space has been saved for 
Sierra’s bold new undertaking called 
Graham’s Scrapbook (though it beats us 
why). Find pictures of Graham in the New 



Zealand Air Force (as chief catering officer) 
in 1958 or of Graham by his new sailboat in 
1972. Please pass the Eject button. 



The Last Words: 



Mark: What’s with Graham’s Scrapbook? 
What a pointless piece of self-indulgence. I’d 
rather see photos of the dishes and their 
assembly than snapshots of the chef as a 
chubby-cheeked toddler. 

Judy: Swiftly seasoned, swiftly tossed as an 
entrde, and even more swiftly tossed as a 
cold leftover from an overextended cook 
in the development department with very 
bland taste. 

Joe: Sorry. Kerr’s general kookiness may 
win over viewers, but the warmed-over 
interface and lack of originahty leaves this 
hombre hankering for more. 



74 MacADDICT 











intervention was working in Dad’s favor. 

View any of 19 million objects, the likes of 
recendy emerging stars or the nearly junked 
Mir space station. Take a ride on a comet, or 
just lie back on the grass and speed up time. 



Mark: The opportunity to float above Saturn 
checkin’ out the stars is a guaranteed Mark-* 
pleaser. I love all the display options — ^yes, 
thank you, I’ll have a Plane of the Ecliptic — 
and it’s cute to look back at our rapidly 
receding solar system from the vant^e 
point of comet Halley or Hale-Bopp. 
Judy: Buckle up, get going on the 
rocket launcher, and cruise the space 
above us: planets, constellations, lonely 
stars, our very own big blue marble. . 
How’s an editor supposed to get any 
work done? 

Joe: Sure, checking out the view from 
Mars has its kicks. But I was surprised 
how much fun I had just watching the 
stars circle over Toledo, Ohio. Now 
thafs entertainment. 



C heck out the night sky surrounding 
your house — or your mom’s house 
in Des Moines 10 years ago or the 
friendly alien’s pad across the solar system 30 
years from now — ^with this powerful simulator 
of the beyond. 

Just punch in any date from the 14,000 
years offered. Pick nearly any place in the uni- 
verse, and quickly teleport diere. Punch in 
your birthday to see how the sky looked when 
you were hatched. Better yet, punch in a date 
nine months earlier to see what kind of divine 





R ead f^ter. Now faster. Now FASTER\ 
Alright, so speed reading isn’t exactly 
rocket science, and Davidson’s disc 
is more drill sergeant than professor, but the 
exercises and gentle coaxes make it easy to 
learn nonetheless. 

Practice deciphering letters as they flash 
across the screen. Or set a pace with a passage 
on the Model T — complete with a question and 



answer session to make sure you weren’t cheat- 
ing. There’s a half-dozen different games geared 
to turning that slow, blank gaze into a honed 
reading machine. Charts and graphs help 
measure progress 
while a computer 
narrator cheers 
you on. 

The interface 
is easy on the 
eyes, but the go- 
get-um narration 
can become a 
little annoying. 

The upshot: The 
disc works. 



Mark: The interface is pretty and efficient, 
and the reading passages are actually quite 
interesting, which in itself helps reading com- 
prehension. Nice work. 

Judy: I’m usually wary of the 
“We can improve your skill level” 
discs. But much to my surprise, 
this one actually works, ff you 
have the motivation, increase the 
font size to 16, and go to town. 
Joe: It’s nice. It’s simple. 
It works. And except for the 
expected contrite narration of 
an educational CD-ROM, the disc 
can actually be — gulp — ^fun. 





Bandai Digital 
Entertainment 

888-992-9000 or 714- 
816-9700 ext. 730, 
httpV/www.bdec.com 
$14.95 (SRP) 

68040 or faster, SMB of RAM, 4X CD- 
ROM drive, 8-bit color graphics (16-bit recommended) 



S eeking sushi secrets may lead the 
curious to this disc, and admittedly, 
it will teach the basics of fun with 
raw fish. Just don’t expect a full meal from 
lukewarm navigation and sparse information. 

Exotic Sushi lays out all the ways you can 
shape seaweed and rice into something 
eatable. Start with a beginner’s California roll, 
and climb the culinary ladder up to expert 
level: nigiri sushi. Watch movie snippets along 



the way on a variety of sushi topics — such as 
slicing tuna or spreading soy sauce. To com- 
plete the international flair, the lessons come 
subtitled in five languages other than English. 

But don’t be surprised if your stomach 
turns from the interface. There’s no Back 
button, and, at least 
for half the disc, 
there are few 
hyperlinks to sec- 
tions on similar 
topics. Each sushi 
type lists nutrition 
and ingredients, 
but finding that 
special sushi may 
take some time 
without a database. 



Mark: Harmless and possibly educational 
(I never knew it was cool to eat sushi with your 
fingers) . At $15, it’ll show how to roll your own 
for the cost of a sushi snack. 

Judy: Disc content doesn’t reach beyond the 
simple. The etiquette 
and nutritional infor- 
mation (not seen else- 
where) are helpful, 
but in all, this disc left 
me craving more. 
Joe: It definitely 
uses enough movies to 
^riiet my appetite. But 
ho-hum production 
throughout seems like 
a raw deal. 



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Local Brisbane school kids get Mac-addicted to children’s software and live to tell about it. 





FIND DEMOS 
of Awesome 
Animated 
Monster 
Maker Ultra 
Edition and 
ClarisWorks 
for Kids on 
the Disc. 





ady, for Hath With Pooh 



COMPANY: Disney interactive 
CONTACT: 800-237-5751, httpV/www.disneyinteractive.com 
■ PRICE: $35 (street) 

REQUIREMENTS: 68040 or faster, System 7.1 or later, SMB 
of RAM (16MB for Power Macs), 2X CD-ROM drive 



W hen Winnie the Pooh falls down and flat- 
tens one of Eeyore’s prickly thistles, he 
decides to plant a garden to cheer him up. You 
must collect the necessary garden supplies by 
helping Pooh solve math problems as he drops in 
on his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, Count 
cupcakes with Piglet, match numbered baskets of 



eet J:lie_piayers. 

JERAMY ROBISON, Age 11, Grade 6 
EXPERTISE: Sportscasting 
PICK OF THE MONTH: Awesome Animated 
Monster Maker Ultra Edition 

BROOKS WILSON, Age 15, Grade 9 

EXPERTISE: Collecting butterflies 

PICK OF THE MONTH: Awesome Animated Monster Maker 

Ultra Edition 



BIANCA ROBINSON, Age 10, Grade 5 

EXPERTISE: Computer repairs 

PICK OF THE MONTH: ClarisWorks for Kids 



ROCKSONYAN, Age 12, Grade 7 

EXPERTISE: Flying kites 

PICK OF THE MONTH: ClarisWorks for Kids 



MEGAN SALMON, Age 12, Grade? 

EXPERTISE: Face painting 

PICK OF THE MONTH: ClarisWorks for Kids 



BENJAMIN WILSON, Age 11, Grade 6 

EXPERTISE: Classic cars 

PICK OF THE MONTH: ClarisWorks for Kids 



LENA RUDOLPH, Age 11, Grade 7 

EXPERTISE: Piano tuning 

PICK OF THE MONTH: ClarisWorks for Kids 



ERIC GRIFFIN, Age 11, Grade 6 
EXPERTISE: Skydiving 

PICK OF THE MONTH: Awesome Animated Monster Maker 
Ultra Edition 




fruits and veggies to their corresponding jars in Pooh’s pantry, and 
follow along with Jigger’s numbered blueprints To create 
crazy contraptions. A glorious garden makes a 
healthy reward for hardworking number wranglers. 
GOOD FOR GRADES: Preschool to 1 

LIKES: ‘‘Great 

graphics, good 
math skills for 
kids to learn, 
lots of differ- 
ent math to 
do!” aRockson 
"If I was 
little, I would 
love It.” aLena 
^e games and 
characters.” a Blanca 
DISLIKES; “You do 
the same thing in one 
house — you can’t do anything 
else but the one game that 
they give you.” a Benjamin 
“The rhymes are boring,” 
ajeramy 

SOUND ADVICE: “Make 

more games.” a Megan 
FINAL REPORT: Pboh’s 
meth garhes charm young 
number crunchers. 









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COMPANY: Uvfng Books 
CONTACT; 800-548-1 798 or 415-382-4700, 
hnp;//www.broderbund.com 
PRICE: $29.95 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: Perfortna 400 or faster, System 7.0 or later, SMB of RAM, 
2X CO-ROM drive 



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qu'on en ferait un autre la prochain© fois. 






adventure that 
will quickly have 
your tongue day- 
tripping over your 
choice of French, 

Spanish, Germ] 
or English, 
latest twist 
Living Books, is 
more than just art mteractive'^stois 
it also teaches young kids basic wordsln foreign tongues 
by allowing them to listen to the stoiV in the language of 
their choice. A cleyer stipker game teachee tots to match 
Items with their names and repeats those names aloud in 
whatever ianguage Is selected from the toolbar at the 
bottom of the screen. 
fiOOD FOR GRADES; Presohdb! to 1 
LIKES; “f like how it lets you choose the language=^ 
Frerujb^ Germari, 

*1A/hen yoii press on an objecL it will move,’' ■Megan 

"f liked this prograrn becau^^^^^ like little kids 

would like "tite 

DISLIKES: -1 do not like theigames. " ■Bianca 

‘Tfiere are too Ifttle_games to play;’' ■Rockson 
SOUHD ADVIC& ‘"Give it more directions.'’ 

FINAL REPORT: It spqrfe a certain /e sa/s 
kids find ^fecttye; . 





Awesome Animated Monster 
Maker Ultra Edition 



I COMPANY: Houghton Mifflin Interactive 
CONTACT: 800-829-7962 or 617-503-4888, 
http://www.hminet.com 
PRICE: $34.95 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: 68040 or faster, System 7.1 or later, SMB of RAM, 

2X CD-ROM drive 

T hese days you don’t have to be a grave-digging psy- 
chopath, a sheep-cloning scientist, or a presidential 
adviser to make your own monster. You just have to slip into Dr. 
Lizardlip’s lab and mix and match a few squiggling parts with a 
dash of personality. Once you’ve finished customizing your 
creature, you can take him out to play in any of the 14 fun-filled 
rooms that make up Creepy Castle. Take on Diaper Dan in a 
hairy Judo match, run the dell obstacle course, or swing to the 
beat of a jazzy little tune called Funky Green Beans in a dun- 
geon drab lounge. 

GOOD FOR GRADES: Preschool to 5 

LIKES: “Good graphics and fast, funny, fun, good characters.” 

■Jeramy 

“It was so fun. I liked everything.” "Eric 
“1 liked that It wasn’t just making a monster but also seeing 
other monsters and doing games and stuff with your monster.” 

■Una 

DISLIKES: “Too little 
information and not 
many games to play with 
your monster.” ■Rockson 
“How your parts are 
limited.” ■Bianca 
SOUND ADVICE: “I 
would have explained 
what to do and how to 
do it in an easy way.” 




FINAL REPORT: 

Creepy creature features 
make a monster hit. 



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(larisWorks f or Kids 



COMPANY: Claris^ 

CONTACT: 800-544-8554 or 408-727-8227, 
http://www.claris.com/kids 
PRICE: $49 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: 68020 or faster, System 7.1 or later, 

SMB of RAM (10MB of RAM for System 7.5 and 7.8), 

2X CD-ROM drive 

A il kids eventually grow to become adults, do 
adult jobs, make adult decisions, and use 
complicated software programs designed for 
adults. To help soothe the Inevitable growing 
pains, Claris designed a simplified version of 
its popular productivity software, ClarisWorks. 
CiarisWorks for Kids makes it easy for kids to 
draw, paint, and write using simple, straight- 
forward software. Although it’s not plot-driven, 
and there’s no cute host to explain things whenjf" 
you get confused, the program includes a slew 



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of fun activities, QuickTime movies, and clip art to make it fun for 
future grownups. 

GOOD FOR GRADES: Kindergarten to 5 

LIKES: “It was easy to understand. It didn’t have a lot of things you 
had to do.” ■ Brooks 

“Great sounds and colors.” ■Benjamin 
“I like the games and activities 
because they are fun." ■Bianca 

“Very simple for little kids to use. This 
software could be for beginner adults.” 
■Rockson 

DISLIKES: “In the beginning it was 
very complicated, and there was not 
enough simple questions." « Megan 
“It was a little bit too slow in the 
beginning.” ■Rockson 
SOUND ADVICE: “I think it needs 
more directions." -Lena 
FINAL REPORT: ClarisWorks for Kids 
works for kids. 



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years younger, with a playful personality to match. 



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COMPANY: DK Multimedia, Inner Workings Software 
CONTACT: 800-356-6575 or 212-213-4800, http://www. 
loliypostman.com 
PRICE: $24.95 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: 33MHz 68040 or faster, System 7.01 
or later, SMB of RAM, 2X CD-ROM drive 



T ravel all the way to this backwoods 
Scottish post office to help a belea- 
guered postman weigh parcels, sell stamps, 
design postage, sort mail, and make sta- 
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Update your FileMaker database to give it that modern, tabbed look. 






FIND 



SAMPLE 
FILES on 
The Disc. 



Y ou’ve probably noticed that most new software has adopted 
tab controls to help you navigate complex dialog boxes or 
multipage documents. If you’re designing your own file in 
Claris FileMaker Pro, however, you’ll find that tab controls 
are conspicuously absent from the available tool options. That’s 
before MacAddict went to work on the problem. 

In this how-to, you’re going to use invisible buttons and a bit of 
art to imitate the missing tab tool in FileMaker Pro. To save you a 
step, we’ve included tab-art files on The Disc. We kept the tab design 
simple, imitating the basic gray user interface elements that are the 
Mac OS base. If you want to see what the finished product looks like, 
check out the file finished.db on The Disc. 



What you learn here can be applied to any FileMaker document 
design, but there are a couple of assumptions impficit in our exam- 
ple: (1) You’re creating a document with five tabs, and (2) Your 
overall document window is 640 pixels wide. If you need to build a 
different number of tabs or use a different size window, you’ll first 
need to edit the files supplied on The Disc. 

Once you master the basic idea behind this how-to, you’ll want 
to try out a bunch of variations; colored tabs, vertical tabs, variable- 
size tabs, and more. The art files on The Disc are supplied in PICT 
format, so you can open them up in virtualiy any graphics editor and 
then start making your own customizations. You’ll find that it’s quite 
easy to update the look of your database. — Thom Hogan 



Get Started 



Launch FileMaker Pro. We’re going to assume that you already have defined fields 
for your data and are simply trying to spiff up the visual aspects of your document. 
If you haven’t, you’ll want to create a new database. (Select “Create a new empty 
file,” or select one of the templates In the dialog and “Create a new file using a tem- 
plate,” and click OK.) If you’re creating a new database, FileMaker brings up the 
Define Fields dialog to ask you what data you want to track. 

If you want to use the file we used in the examples here, select "Open an exist- 
ing file” and use the Open File dialog that appears to navigate to howto.db on The 
Disc. The fields for this file are already set up and ready for layout. 



PRO 



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Business 



Bsset Management 
Bid Comparison 
Business Cards 
Buy versus Lease 
Cash Receipts 
Club Membership 
Employee Leave Forms 
Equipment Rental 9 Usage 
Enpense Report 



I Cancel 1 



OPEN THE DATABASE you want to customize. 



start a New Layout 



In the Mode menu, select Layout. Next, select New Layout from the same menu. In 
the dialog box that appears, name your layout. You’ll probably want to use the same 
name that you’re going to put on the tab. For our example, that’s Contact. Make sure 
the Blank button is selected, and click OK. (The reason to use a blank layout Is that 
you want to put graphics on the form before having to deal with where the fields go. 
You could let FileMaker put field information onto the new layout— typically using the 
Standard layout— but it just gets In the way during the design stage.) While you’re on 
this step, repeat the process four more times to create the remaining layouts for the 
other tabs (we named them Work, Remote, Family, and Notes). 




Grab a Tab 



voili! 

You have a 



Use the layout pop-up to go back to the first layout you 
created (Contact), Select Import Picture from the 
Import/Export item on the File menu. Use the File Open 
dialog that appears to navigate to tab1 .pict on The Disc, 
and click OK to open it. You should see the tab bar 
appear in your layout. Move it to the top of the window, 
making sure that it goes all the way to the left edge. 



picture of 
a tab bar 
in your 
database 
layout. 




12m 



80 MacADDICT 








Fill In the 



Background 



Good tab design uses subtle color differences to let the user know 
which tab is active. Use the fill pop-up to select the third gray from the 
bottom, which matches the gray we used in the background of the 
selected tab. Use the line pop-up to select None. Now select the rec- 
tangle tool and drag a rectangle from the bottom-left side of the tab 
bar to the lower right corner of your window. Position this gray rec- 
tangle so that there is no gap between it and the tab bar but also so 
that It doesn’t overlap the bar (you should still see the black line going 
across from the first tab to the right edge of the window). 




giteie:i 



IF YOU’RE GOING to all this trouble to make your database more 
attractive, you should pay attention to the use of color. 



Turn Off Superfluous Goodies 



Normally, you’ll want the tabbed window to be headerless and footerless. In the 
Mode menu, select Parts Layout. In the dialog that appears, delete the Header 
and Footer areas. 




IN A TABBED WINDOW, headers and footers are extrane- 
ous. Delete them. 




Name Your Tabs and Add Fields 



Select the text tool “A”, and type in names on each of the tabs. 
Next, drag appropriate fields from the Field tool into your layout. 
After you’ve dragged the first field into the layout, make sure it’s 
selected, and use the fill tool to select white. The field should 
turn white, and any additional fields you drag over afterward 
also will be white. 




ciate the proper fields with each tab. 



Make the Tabs Work 



Now that you’ve got one tabbed window looking the way you 
want, you need to make the other tabs take you to the appro- 
priate layout when you click on them. For each tab, you need to 
create a button. Select the button tool, then drag from the top left 
to the bottom right of the second tab. In the Specify Button dia- 
log that appears, scroll down to the Navigation section, and 
select Go to Layout. In the Options area that displays below your 
choice, use the select pop-up to choose the layout for the sec- 
ond tab (Work in our example). Click OK. 



BELIEVE IT OR NOT 
you’ll use buttons to 
make your tabs work. 




Specify 



Button 



In Browse or Find mode, clicking on the 
selected set of objects will : 



End Loop 

Allow User Abort 
Set Error Capture 
Navigation _ 

Oo to i^out JtmU 

Go to Record /Request /Page 
Go to Related Record 
Go to Portal Row 
Go to Field 
Go to Next Field 
Go to Previous Field 
Enter Browse Mode 



-Options •• 



Specify : | Work 






[ Cancel ] |[ OK | 



Hot Tip: 

On a gray background, 
white fields look very 
nice and set off the 
data from the 
background. 



MacADDICT 81 






how to 



Fix the Button 



At this point, you’ll have a visual mess that looks like a button superimposed over the tab. Don’t panic, 
it’s easy to fix. Use the fill too! to select the lightest gray (bottom swatch). Next to the fill tool, use the 
pattern tool to select no drop shadow (upper left swatch). Finally, select a line size of None in the pen 
tools. You now should have an Invisible button (select Buttons from the Show menu if you’re paranoid 
and want to be reminded of these invisible buttons you’re creating — ^they'll be outlined in blue). If you've 
done everything right, you should have a button that fits exactly over the tab area. 



Contact 



FOLLOW THE STEPS ABOVE to create a button that fits exactly over the tab. 




Hot Tip: 

If AutoGrid is turned 
on, you may have a hard 
time getting the buttons 
to fit exactly over a tab. 
The AutoGrid option is 
controlled by an Item on 
the Arrange menu— a 
check alongside the item 
means it’s on; select the 
item to turn it off. 



Rinse, Lather, 
Repeat 



Hey, I’ve Heard 
About Recursion! 



You have three more tabs to make 
buttons for on this layout. Repeat 
Step 7 for each tab (you shouldn’t 
have to repeat Step 8, because the 
tools are already set up to create 
invisible buttons at this point). 



So far, you’ve managed to make one tabbed 
window work. Now you have to do the same 
for four other layouts. Go back to Step 3, 
except pick your second layout (Work, in our 
example), and use tab2.pict as your graphic. 
Repeat for each layout, substituting the 
appropriate tab graphic. 



Test Your Tabs 



Select Browse from the Mode menu. 
Try clicking on the tabs. If you’ve 
done your job correctly, every tab 
should lead you to the correct lay- 
out. Each tab you click on should 
highlight to a darker gray and dis- 
play the appropriate information for 
that tab in the area below, if every- 
thing works as expected, you’re 
ready to start using your data file. 




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In part 2 of our tutorial we turn a QuickTime movie into an animated GIF. 






FIND THE 
DEMOS, 
SHARE- 
WARE, AND 
FREEWARE 
on The Disc. 




FIND THE 
ANIMATED 
GIF of 
Slappy at 
our Web site. 



A nimated GIFs provide a sim- 
ple way to add a little spice to 
your Web page. They’re easy 
to create, diey’re bandwidth- 
lite, and almost all the recent 
browsers can view them. As an 
added bonus, older browsers that 
can’t display the animation at least 
can show the first or last frame as 
a still picture. As long as you use a 
modicum of taste and restraint, it’s 
a win-win situation, here, folks. 

Last month we showed you how 
to use a camcorder to videotape a 
moving object and then turn your 
tape into a short QuickTime movie, 
ready to be converted into an ani- 
mated GIF. We videotaped our 
windup toy mascot, Slappy the Robot, and turned the tape into a three- 
second QuickTime cfip. Then we copied eight frames from that clip 







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Your visitors may not see this phone number if it doesn’t 
appear in the first or last frame of your animation. 
Nonlooping GIF animations come to rest at the 
last frame of the animation. That last frame is the 
picture your visitors will see after the animation has 
finished playing. Plan accordingly. Make sure the last 
frame is attractive or contains information you want your 
visitors to note. Remember, any visitors using a browser 
that doesn’t display animated GIFs might see only the last 

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frame. To play it 
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into Adobe Photoshop and gave 
each one a solid black back- 
ground so that the background 
either would blend perfectly into 
a black background on our Web 
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a transparent GIF color to blend 
into any other background color. 

This month we’re going to 
import those eight tweaked frames 
into a GIF animation tool, which 
will turn those fi^es into a short 
animated GIF, ready to be posted 
on the Web. We picked BoxTop 
Software’s GIFmation, but most of 
this month’s work can be done 
with Yves Piguet’s freeware 
GiflBuilder as well. (You can these 
programs and the others listed in “Four Tools for Creating Animated 
GIFs,” p87, on The Disc.) —Joseph 0. Holmes 



Prepare Your Document 



To turn your eight Individual frames, straight out of Photoshop, 
into a GIF animation, you’ll import them into BoxTop Software’s 
GIFmation. You can go through all these steps with the demo 
version, but It lets you save only three frames. Keep in mind that 
a three-frame animation can be mighty cool. 

Open GIFmation and create a new document. You should 
end up with a blank document something like this illustration, 
though we’ve rearranged the palettes and windows a bit, and 
you probably don’t have a tres cool Wallace and Gromit desk- 
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WHEN YOU FIRST OPEN GIFMATION and create a new 
document, you’ll see a screen sometbing like this one. 



84 MacADDICT 






Set Your 
Screen Size 



Select Logical Size under the 
Options menu to set the Logical 
Screen Size to be exactly the 
same dimensions as your frames. 
It’s likely to be a standard QuickTime 
size, such as 160 X 120 pixels. 



THE LOGICAL SIZE should be the same 
dimension as your frames— usually a 
standard QuickTime size. 



Logical Screen Size 



Current: 150 illide by 150 High 
New Logical Size Image Rlignment 

3 (Min.) 



Width: 



160 



Height: [12|0 | |i|| (Min.) 



nm 



( Cancel ]|( OK ^ )| 



Hot Tip: 

You can use Adobe 
Photoshop to determine and 
set your background color. 
Use the eyedropper tool to 
sample the background 
color from your Web page, 
then open the color picker 
and examine the three 
settings for R, G, and B. 

Use the sliders in 
GlFmation’s Browser 
Background window to set 
those In the Dec settings. 




Change the Background Color 

Now use the menu in the Browser Background window to change 
the Document Window background color to match your Web page 
and your animation frames. (The Browser Background window 
appears as a standard palette when you open GlFmatlon, or you 
can select Show Background from the Window menu to access it.) 
If you’re using the standard Netscape gray background, set each 
of the Dec colors to 198 or the Hex colors to #C6C6C6. Save this 
new, empty GlFmation document with a memorable title. 





Import the Frames 

Now we’re ready to Import all the finished Photoshop frames into this 
blank GlFmatlon document. Go to the File menu in GlFmation and select 
Import. You’ll have five importing choices: GIF, File, Multiple, QuickTime, 
and Photoshop. If you choose File, you can Import the frames one at a 
time. Select Multiple instead to import alt your frames at once and save 
a little time. 




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a time or in a batch. 



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Understand the Document Window 



You’ll use two main windows when you work on the animation. 
The Document window shows the running animation or any single frame. 
The animation controls along the bottom work like the controls on any 
QuickTime movie— just click the play button to see your animation. 
The pop-up menu to the right of the controls lets you select various 
download speeds — ^from unlimited through T-1 and 28.8Kbps down to 
9,600 bps. Each choice gives you an Idea of how the animation will look 
as It’s downloaded at that connection speed but not what it will look like 
after the download is finished. At that point, the animation will play from 
the browser’s cache on your visitor’s hard drive, so the connection speed 
no longer makes any difference. 




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MacADDICT 85 











how to 



Ditch Extra 
Frames 



Understand the Frames Palette 



Frame #2 is the currently selected frame. 
Frame #3 is what you see displayed in the 
Document window. The Frames Palette 
displays a list of all the frames that make up 
the animation. You select frames in the 
Frames Palette in two different ways. The 
highlighted frame is the currently selected 
frame— this is the frame on which you per- 
form actions, such as deleting, interlacing, 
and delay. The eyeball icon shows which 
frame Is displayed In the Document win- 
dow. Remember that you can be looking at 
one frame in the Document window while 
making changes to a different frame, or 
even all the frames, selected in the Frames 
Palette. Also note that you can perform 
actions on frames — even add, reorder, and 
delete frames— while the animation is 
running In the Document window. The ani- 
mation is updated on the fly. 




After you import all the frames, you’ll 
want to see how your animation 
looks. Click the play button in the 
Document window. The animation 
will probably look pretty darn good, 
but you’ll undoubtedly see room for 
improvement. You may find that you 
can drop one or more frames, espe- 
cially if the last and first frames are 
similar. To delete a frame, simply 
select it in the Frames Palette and 
press the Delete key. You can moni- 
tor the effect of the change while the 
animation is running. 



Set the Interframe Delay 



You’ll probably want to set the Interframe Delay, a setting which adds an 
adjustable amount of delay between the playback of each frame. This won’t help 
as your visitors download each frame the first time, but after the whole GIF is 
downloaded, it can make the animation run at a more interesting rate rather than 
at full speed. For exam- 



ple, running our Slappy 
animation at a slower rate 
gave it a more robotic 
feel. Select all the frames 
in the Floating Frames 
Palette and then select 
Delay from the Options 
menu. A good starting 
value is 20100 of a sec- 
ond, but fool around with 
others until you like the 
looks of the animation. 



Interframe Delay Time 



O Fast Rs Possible 
(§) Delay 



/1 00 Seconds 



. SOMETIMES, SEHiNG A DELAY will make an anima- 
tion play better. You’ll just need to experiment.. 



Watch out: 

Don’t try to delete a frame by simply looking at the frame 
displayed in the Document window and hitting Delete. 
Remember, in a confusing break from standard Macintosh 
behavior, the frame displayed in the animation is not the 
selected frame. The frame you’ll be deleting is the 
highlighted itame in the Frames Palette. 

Keeps Looping 
and Looping 

Looping animations are the ones that keep going and 
going and going and. . .you get the Idea. To make your 
animation loop— or not— go to the Options menu and 
select Looping. You can opt to have the animation 
play once, loop forever, or loop only a certain number 
of times. If you set your animation to loop a specific 
number of times, beware: Some browsers don’t prop- 
erly recognize that setting. The animation will loop, all 
right, but it won’t stop. It’s an endless loop. 



Be aware that almost all animated GIFs are viewed by 
some people, yours truly included, as pretty darn annoy- 
ing. There’s nothing like a simple page of text— let me in 
and out fast, please! For those people, there’s only one 
thing more annoying than an animated GIF, and that’s a 
looping animated GIF. The confounded thing grinds away, 
over and over, in your face and on your nerves, and there’s 
no way fo stop it. Consider yourself warned: Just because 
you can create animated GIFs — looping ones at that— 
doesn’t mean you should. And think really hard before you 
put more than one on a page. 



Go Live! 

Once you’re happy with your animation, just add it to your page in 
the same way you’d add any other GIF image. On your hard drive, 
store it in the appropriate folder corresponding to your folder hierar- 
chy on your Web server. Then, if you’re using Claris Home Page, 
Adobe PageMiK, or any of the other WYSIWYG page creation tools, 
drag the file right into place on your page. You can use all your usual 
HTML tools to align the GIF or place it in a table. Happy looping! 

Joseph 0. Holmes, aka Professor Web, would love to hear your tips 
and questions on this subject or any other Webmaster topic. Address 
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Fbur Tools for Creatin 




1« Gif Builder is a top-notch freeware, Mac-only, GIF Software, http://espresso.cafe.net/peda) is a one-trick 
animation tool created by Yves Piguet. You’ve got to pro- pony— it creates animated GIFs out of whatever is happening 
duce and tweak each frame of your animation first outside on your Mac screen. Think of it as an animated screenshot 
Gif Builder, then import the frames — there are few tools in tool that is useful, for exampte, if you want to illustrate soft- 
GifBuilder to fix up the graphics. But once you’ve got a ware on your Web page. Find the program on The Disc or 
batch of frames, GifBuilder works like a charm. Find download it from Pedagoguery’s Web site. 



GifBuilder on The Disc, or download it from 
ftp://iaftp.epfl.ch//Pub/Software/GifBuilder-0.5. 
sit.hqx. 

2. GlFmatiOn ($49 direct, BoxTop Software, 
601-324-1800, http://www.boxtopsoft.com) is a full- 
featured GIF animation tool, and it’s easy to use. 
Check out the demo version on The Disc. Note, 
however, that the demo allows you to save a maxi- 
mum of three frames. If you’re just creating a two- 
or three-frame GIF, you’re golden. 

3. WebPainter ($89.95 SRP, Totally Hip 
Software, 604-685-6525,http://www.totallyhip.com) 
includes painting tools in addition to the animation 
tools so that you can create animations from 
scratch. Find a demo version on The Disc or down- 
load it from Totally Hip’s Web site. With the demo, 
you can try all the program’s features, but you can 
save only three frames. 

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Gi Three weeks my Performa sounded the death chimes, and 
now I have a Power Mac. I went from a 120MB hard drive to a 1.2GB 
drive overnight. I’ve heard partitioning is useM, but why, and how do 
I do it? 

A Partitioning one large drive so that it appears as several smaller 
volumes on the desktop makes sense in some circumstances, but it’s 
not for everyone. Some people like to break a drive into a startup 
volume that contains nothing but the System folder, with separate 
partitions for applications and data. By concentrating on only the data 
partition, backups are simplified. However, many people find 
partitions confusing and awkward, especially when they must keep 
switching drives in Open and Save dialog boxes, or they copy a file 
from one partition to another when then really just wanted to move it. 

The situation in which partitioning makes the most sense is if you 
have a very large hard drive with a tremendous number of very small 
files. Due to an inefficiency in the Mac’s filing system, the larger the 
drive, the larger the minimum file size. The same alias that takes up 
3K on your 120MB drive may require 20K on the new 1.2GB drive. If 
you have tons of tiny files, you’ll end up wasting a lot of disk space. By 
partitioning your drive, you reduce the minimum file size and reclaim 
some of this wasted space. 

To partition a SCSI hard drive, you need a utility such as Apple’s 
HD SC Setup 7.3.5 or later, whereas IDE drives require Apple’s Drive 
Setup (both are included with the Mac OS) . But seeing as how the size 
of your hard drive just increased tenfold, I doubt you’ll be running out 
of space anytime soon, so partitioning is probably more work than it’s 
worth, since it requires backing up everything before you create the 
partitions and then restoring everything after you create them. 

Qi Which file formats can be used with Mac OS 8’s Desktop Pictures 
control panel? 

A Desktop Pictures can display any graphics file supported by 
QuickTime 2.5, including GIF, JPEG, Photoshop, PICT, and picture 
clippings. 

Qi Is there any freeware program that will make Font menus show 
the available choices in the typeface of the font? 

A I don’t know of any freeware programs, but the Now WYSIWYG 
Menus component of Now Utilities (Now Software, 800-689-9427 or 
503-274-2800, http:/Avww.nowsoft.com) can display font names in 
their actual typefaces. 

If you want to try a shareware solution, check out Henry Starr’s 
Font-o-rama! application. Select some text in any scriptable applica- 
tion such as CtosWorks or Microsoft Word, and press Command- 



Control-F to open the Font-o-rama! dialog box displaying available 
fonts in their own typefaces. After selecting the font you want and 
specifying its size and style, you return to the application you were 
using and the change is made to the selected text. 




FONT-D-RAMA! LETS YOU SEE YOUR FONT CHOICES in their corre- 
sponding typeface. It takes a tad more work to use than the WYSIWIG 
Menus component of Now Utilities, but it’s effective and inexpensive. 

Q when launching certain programs on my Power Mac, I get an 
alert box informing me that the program requires an FPU. I 
thought the PowerPC had a built-in FPU. What in the world could 
be causing this? 

A You’re right, all PowerPC-based Macs have a built-in FPU 
(floating-point unit, also known as a math coprocessor) . The problem 
is that the program has jumped to a noncode area and is executing 
garbage starting with the hex value F. Instructions with that hex 
value are intended for external FPU coprocessors in Macs based on 
the 68000-family CPUs. Because the problem lies with the program, the 



88 MacADDICT 




SOFTWARE FPU CAN 
FOOL applications into 
thinking that a PowerPC 
chip has a floating point 
unit, thus avoiding a 
pesky error message. 

best solution is to obtain 
a PowerPC-compatible 
update, if available. It’s 
also possible that you 
may be able to fool the 
problematic program 
using John Neil & 
Associates’ SoftwareFPU 
control panel, which provides a software-based FPU (800-663-2943 or 
415-905-3000, http://www.jna.com). The version that runs on 68000- 
based Macs is $10, and the Power Mac version is $20. 

Oi I recently installed Mac OS 7.6. When I restarted, I saw a 
duplicate System folder. Clicking in the window made the duplicate 
System folder disappear, but it was back the next time I restarted. 
\^at’s wrong? 

A According to Apple, if you’ve installed Desktop Printing but 
haven’t selected a printer in the Chooser, duplicate System folders 
may appear due to a problem with Desktop Printing. To correct this, 
select a printer in the Chooser and the duplicate System folders 
should disappear. 

Gi While digging through my System folder recently, I double- 
clicked the System file just for fun. Imagine my surprise when a 
window opened displaying lots of sound files and keyboard layouts. 
Do I really need all this stuff, or can I chuck some of it? 



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A As it comes from Apple, the System file contains a bunch of 
foreign language keyboard layouts that most people are unlikely 
to ever use, plus a handful of sound files that you can specify as 
the Alert Sound in the Sound control panel (Monitors & Sound on 
PCI-based Macs). If you know you’re never going to need a par- 
ticular sound file or keyboard layout, you can drag the unwanted 
items to the Trash provided nothing but the Finder is running. 
Because each file is only 2K large, you won’t free up much disk 
space this way, but you also won’t screw up anything. 

Gi My friend and I love playing Marathon 2 on a local AppleTalk 
network. Is there any way for us to play over phone lines when 
we’re each at our own home? 

A According to the maker of Marathon, Bungie Software 
(800-295-0060 or 312-563-6200, http://ww.bungie.com), your 
typical Apple Remote Access connection isn’t fast enough for net- 
worked gameplay, even with high-speed modems. However, Joe 
Kloss’ shareware extension NetLink Remote (http://users. 
deltanet.com/users/axly) is like Apple Remote Access in that it 
allows you to use AppleTalk over modems but differs in that it’s 
supposedly fast enough to play network games, even with 
l4.4Kbps modems. And with the freeware extension TCPSerial, you 
can maJce a NetLink Remote connection over the Internet, thereby 
saving yourself long-distance phone charges. For complete 
information about networkable Mac games, visit http://www. 
AmbrosiaSW. com/netgames. 

0 I have a 14-inch monitor on my Mac, but most of the color 
houses I use for output have 21-inch monitors, and some of them 
have multiple monitors. When they open my Zip cartridges or flop- 
pies, they put the window up in the top left comer of their monitors. 
When these disks are returned to me, double-clicking them opens 



Upgrading Advice 



O ne of the most common questions I get as the Ask Us 
columnist regards upgrading old Macs: how to do it, 
whether to do it, and so on. Quite honestly, there is no definitive 
answer that applies to every situation, nor is there a single 
resource to which I can direct you. However, I have found the 
following items to be helpful: 

•k The best place to start is to search for “Upgrade Matrix” at 
Apple’s Technical Info Library (http://til.info.apple.com). This 
article lists all the Apple upgrades ever offered. Keep in mind 
that it doesn’t list third-party upgrades, so just because an 
upgrade isn’t listed for your model doesn’t mean it doesn’t 
exist. Also, if an Apple upgrade is listed as no longer available, 
you still may be able to find it for sale at one of the following 
vendors, which sell upgrades as well as discontinued 
Macintosh parts (also check out MacAddicVs This Old Mac 
series for other vendors): CRA Systems, 800-375-9000 or 254- 
754-2120, http://www.crasystems.com; MicroMac Technology, 
800-600-6227 or 714-362-1000, http://www.micromac.com; 
Shreve Systems, 800-227-3971 or 318-424-9777, http://www. 
shrevesystems.com; Sonnet Technologies, 800-786-6260 or 
71 4-261 -2800, http://www.sonnettech.com. 



k Another good source of general technical Information from 
Cupertino is the Apple Spec Database (http;//support. 
info.apple.com/support/applspec.html). This site doesn’t dis- 
cuss upgrades specifically, but it can tell you what type of 
processor you have in your Mac, as well as give you informa- 
tion on your Mac’s memory requirements, display capabilities, 
and the like. The Low End Mac User site also lists hardware 
specifics and upgrade paths for classic Macs (http://www. 
iserv.net/~dknight/leu). For a discussion on how to increase 
the speed of your existing processor, go to the Clock Chipping 
Home Page at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~schrier/mhz.html). 
k Although the World Wide Web is a great resource, don’t neglect 
the printed word. With the rapid introduction of new Macs, no 
book can be completely up to date, but the following are among 
the best books that discuss upgrading: Mac Secrets, by David 
Pogue and Joseph Schorr (IDG Books); MacWEBK Upgrading & 
Repairing Your Mac, by Lisa Lee (Hayden); Upgrading and 
Fixing Macs for Dummies, by Kearney Rietmann and Frank 
^ . Higgins (IDG Books). 

k Of course, don’t forget that MacAddict is running a series of 
articles called This Old Mac — on upgrading. Over time, we’ll 
cover the full spectrum of Macs. 



MacADDICT 89 



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ike window somewhere off the viewable area of my smaller screen. 
Is there any way to correct this? 



A 



From the land of 
leaning towers, grappa, 
and tiramisu comes 
Alessandro Levi Mon- 
talcini’s shareware 
solution in the form of 
DragAnyWindow. The 
main purpose of this 
control panel is to allow 
you to easily move any 
kind of window, includ- 
ing “immovable” alert 
and dialog boxes. But 
you’ll be more interested 
in the DragAnyWindow 
feature that allows you 
to assign a keyboard 



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USE THIS HANDY SHAREWARE PROGRAM 
to make immovable windows movable, 
control that automatically centers any window on your main monitor. 
DragAnyWindow also has an option that lets you see the window’s 
outline as well as its contents while you are dr^ging it, but the results 
are jumpy even on fast Power Macs. 



A As they say in the tech support trenches, “That’s not a bug, it’s 
a feature!” Take a look at the power button on the back of the Ilci. 
It’s slotted and can be pressed in and turned so that it’s always on. 
This way, if there’s a brownout or blackout, the computer turns 
itself on as soon as power is restored. This feature is found on many 
Macs and was designed to keep file servers up and running without 
human intervention. Put a screwdriver in the power button slot and 
turn it until it pops out. Your Mac will be its trusty old self again. 

Gi While adding a second hard drive to my Power Mac 
7600 / 132 , 1 noticed an extra slot next to the right-most memory 
slot. It’s the same size as the cache DIMM slot, but I can’t find any 
mention of it in my documentation. What is this slot for? 

A Look closely and you’ll see the words “ROM SIMM” on the 
motherboard next to that slot. The Power Mac 7600, like many 
Mac models, has a slot that can accommodate a ROM (read-only 
memory) module for possible upgrades. To the best of my knowl- 
edge, Apple has never released a user-installable ROM upgrade 
for any of its Macs. According to Apple, the rule of thumb for the 
ROM SIMM slot is if your Mac has a module installed, don’t 
remove it; if the slot is empty, don’t put anything in it. In other 
words, forget about it. 



Gi When I choose Shut Down fi*om the Finder’s Special menu, my 
Mac Hci restarts instead. It used to work fine, but lately the only way 
for me to turn off the Mac is to kill the power on the surge protector 
into which it’s plugged. What’s wrong? 



Owen W. Linzmayer (askaddict@aol.com; http://www.netcom.com/- 
owenink) is a San Francisco-based freelance writer and the author of 
The Mac Bathroom Reader. Please submit technical questions or 
helpful tips directly via email or c/o MacAddict, 150 North Hill Drive, 
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Characters joining your party 
are more important for who 
they know than how much 
damage they do in combat. 



Interview 

Cythera 

COMPANY: Ambrosia Software 
DEVELOPER: Gienn Andreas 
CONTACT: 716-325-1910, http://www.ambrosiasw.com 
RELEASE: December 1997 

I f Realmz is too confining and Exile leaves you 
feeling out of the loop, there might be a 
Delver in your future. Ambrosia Software, the 
same company that brought the shareware hits 
Escape Velocity and Barrack to Macs every- 




DELVER’S UNIQUE DIALOGUE SYSTEM lets you 
record conversations while highlighting those 
all-important plot points. 

where, brings on its first role- 
playing game (RPG), Cythera. 

Cythera is being written and 
programmed by RPG veteran 
Glenn Andreas. He created an 
underlying game engine, called 
Delver, which will be used in 
future RPGs as well. The Delver 
engine has fiilly interactive envi- 
ronments and an emphasis on 
role-playing instead of combat 
elements. MacAddict finds out 
how it all works. —Jeff Chen 

MA: What prompted you to create 
the Delver system? Where does the 
Macintosh RPG need improvement? 

GA: I’ve always wanted to make a bigger/ 
better/richer RPG, ever since releasing Theldrow. 
I’ve gone through a whole bunch of different 



projects in my spare time, but 
they’ve always fallen short of what 
I want to accomplish in terms of 
an intuitive interface, rich world 
interaction, and the ability to tell a 
story. Things like combat and the 
underlying role-playing rules have 
pretty much been beaten to death. If 
you’re looking for what are essentially combat 
sims, there’s plenty to be found. 

M A: How Mac-like is the interface? 

GA: The biggest example is the lack of modes. 
Other than during conversations, you can do any- 
thing at any time. To take a sword from a chest 
and wield it, you just use the chest (which brings 
up a window with its contents) and then drag the 
sword to your hand in your character’s window. 
For instance, the game doesn’t have a special 
combat mode. 

M A: How real are the Cytherans? 

GA: They’ve got the illusion of having a life, at 
least. They follow schedules, which can change 
depending on outside events and circumstances. 

MA: Will they remem- 
ber you? 



GA: Oh yes. This is one of 
the big things about the con- 
versation system — they can 
react differently to you based 
on past meetings, who you are 
with, things you’ve done, etc. 
Somebody might treat you 
coldly until you tell them that 
you were sent by a third per- 
son, and from then on, they 
trust you and tell you important things. 

MA: Will each character in your party 
have separate personalities? 

GA: Each character who joins your party is a 
separate person. When they’re in the party, they 
follow your lead, but they are known to chime in 
during a conversation with some third character 



with comments of their own. Characters joining 
your party are more important for who they 
know than how much dam^e they do in combat. 

M A: How open is the environment? 

GA: The underlying engine gives Cythera a 
richer world model than other current 
Macintosh RPGs. Just about everything can be 
used. For example, there is something that 
requires being filled with water — ^you can use a 
bucket or pitcher and get the water from a foun- 
tain or from a large vat. Some of the results of this 
have practical value (and could be important to 
the story as a whole) , others are just there to let 
the player explore and immerse themselves. 

MA: Any future plans for Cythera and 
the Delver system? 

GA: There are a whole bunch of changes to 
the underlying engine I’ve got planned, including 
better graphics and larger and more flexible 
worlds. I’ve got other scenarios planned, includ- 
ing a direct sequel, as well as two or three that tie 
into key elements. We’ve also got plans to license 
the core engine to interested third parties. 




CYTHERA’S INTERFACE WAS DESIGNED to be 
as Mac-ish as possible. You can rearrange and 
resize the windows however you wish. 




GOT A MATCH? The game 
engine has the smoothest light- 
ing effects in any Mac RPG. 



92 MacADDtCT 










Civilization II 



THE DEVELOPER PLANS to offer a choice 
of male or female protagonist. Both will 
kick butt, of course. 



Hunt and peck— Use just one soldier to 
defend each city. Have each city produce 
two military units. Send the second to 
explore and defend. 



Patrol your bor- 
ders — Surplus units 
should block off land 
passages into your maticupg 

territory to prevent easy for tl 

enemies and nosy 
allies from tearing up your lawn. 



GET LEONARDO'S 
WORKSHOP, if only auto- 
matic upgrades were as 
easy for the Mac. 



THIS BEAST IS LITERALLY 
light-years ahead of Quake’s 
measly shamblers. 



Preview 

Unreal 

COMPANY: MacSoft 

DEVELOPER: Epic MegaOames/Maverick Software 
CONTACT: MacSoft, 800-229-2714 or 612-509-7600, 
http://www.wizworks.com/macsoft; Maverick Software, 
http://members.aol.com/mavsftwre 
RELEASE: December 1997 

Q: What’s big, ugly, and looks like the Predator? 
A: I don’t know, but don’t look behind you. 

Quake player, meet a skarj. Skarj, dismem- 
ber the Quake player. For those of you cutting 
your teeth on Quake, start chewing faster. Come 
1998, Epic MegaGames will release Unreal, with 
artificial intelligence and network capabilities 
that make the meanest space marine look like a 
bullet-ridden Tickle Me Elmo. 

Ostensibly an J-/^fe-meets-Quake game, 
Unreal will have you investigating 30 or so 
crashed alien ships, in which you’ll throw the 
Prime Directive out the window and blow away 
aliens much scarier than you. 

Graphically, Unreal’s engine is similar to 
Quake’s, but it is measurably more complex. It 
sports 1 6 -bit textures (the largest being a whop- 
ping 512 X 512 pixels!) hke Marathon 2, but it 
also does hghts like you wouldn’t beheve. Not 
only are the standard explosion hghts there, it 
has a nifty feature called Hght mixing, which 
mathematically blends two colors of lights 
together. For example, if you shoot a rocket 
down a hall of lights shining through stained- 
glass windows, the light of die rocket exhaust 
will blend with the hght coming through the 
windows. Although it’s a feature that’s supposed 
to highlight Intel’s MMX technology, “with the 
native speed of the PowerPC chip set, we think 
we can do the light mixing on all Power Macs,” 
says Mark Adams, one of the programmers for 
the Mac version. like Quake, it will have full 
3Dfe and RAVE support. 



EACH SINGLE-PLAYER LEVEL 
consists of a different alien wreck, 
so graphics from stage to stage 
will be very different. 

Urureal may be the best single-player game in 
the Mac market for one reason: The bad guys 
are smarter and sneakier than the average bear. 
The behavior patterns of the enemies are as 
complex as Quake’s are simple. Rather than 
standing like a polygonal domino in front of 
you, a skarj will run away as if wounded badly, 
secretly signaling to its friends to jump you as 
soon as you enter a room. Enemies set up 
ambushes, flank players, even lay down cover- 
ing fire. There’s even one creature that might 
attack you only if you can’t see it. If you try to get 
a good look at it, it’ll circle around so only a 
glimpse of it is seen onscreen. 

Multiplayer fans won’t be disappointed 
either. Unreal’s network games have no top limit 
other than hardware horsepower — ^yoii should 
be able to have up to 40 to 50 players per server. 
Even better, it’s possible to create network 
worlds that reach from one server to the next for 
those extra-large worlds. During a deathmatch, 
players can teleport from one server to another 
without noticing any differences, literally frag- 
ging their way across the world. 

Maverick Software, which picked up the port- 
ing contract after the nasty Uon Entertainment 
breakup earUer this year, is confident it can com- 
plete the Mac version shortly after the PC one 
goes golden master, so the lag time should be 
neghgible. Although full PC and Mac level com- 
patibility is expected, there are no plans to port 
the PC level edtor. —Jeff Chen 



MacADDICT 93 



Breed like rats— In 
the beginning, be 
fruitful and muitipiy. 

Every time your ONCE YOU’VE GOT A 
town hits three TERRITORY marked out, 

peopie, send out leve «,p rt. It gives a 
, . greater tax base and 

a settler to a good „ 

location. Repeat 

until you’ve filled the territory you’ve 
marked. That way, you’ll have a great tax 
base later in the game. 



Gunpowder— Get it. it makes you strong. 
Don’t let those commie pinkos let you think 
otherwise. 



COMPLY: MacSoft 

CONTACT; 800^229^2714 or 612-609-7600,1 
http;//www. wizworks.com/macsoft i 



As the textbooks go, there are only two 
important things in civilization: guns and 
butter. In other words, if you have soldiers 
and lots of moolah, 
you can rule the 
world. Here are a 
few tips to get lots 
of both. --Jeff Chen 



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PowerLogix PowerBoosf 
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1 Year Warranty 

PowerBoost cards are fixed bus/clock. 
PowerBoost Pro Cords ore bus/clock adjustable. 

PowerBoost 604e/180 
Poweifioost 604e/200 
Poweifloost 604e/225 
PowerBoost 604e/233 



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OWC Booster 605 

Fixed Accelerator increases speed of 
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CPUl Heat Sink Included. Less than 
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Permanment Modification! Syr. Warranty.$39*95 

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2MEGABY1E MWMM JlS 

4MEGABYIE 

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16MEGABY1E $99 

72 PIN SIMMS 2k Refresh 60/70/80ns (specifyl 

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CenlrisyQuoJro/Performo 605, 610,6to, 651,655^ 

800j840ov; PowerMoc/Performo 6l(M,61 ]d,61 f^flS/lOO, & 
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4 MEGABYTE $19 

8 MEGABYTE $29 

16 MEGABYTE ....$59 

32 MEGABYTE $115 

Video Ram Memory Upgrades 
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3.3v EPO 168 PIN PIMMS 60ns 

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16 MEGABYTE..... ...$69 

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64 MEGABnE ......»...................m...$239 



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16MEGABYn .o.$65 

32 MEGABY1E $115 

64 JMEGABYIEooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooo.$229 
128 MEGABY1E oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo $849 



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PowerBobk 3400 Series Memory 



16 MB $109 64 MB $449 

32 MB $189 96 MB.. .$749 

128 MB........$849 

PowerBook 1400 Stackable Memory 

8MB..$79 16MB..$109 24 MB. $139 
PowerBook 5300/190/500 Series |P1£ASE SPCaFY) 
8 MB ..$69 16 MB ..$99 24 MB. $149 

32MB......$189 48*MB , , $279 ♦for 5300 ONLY 



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119 


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159 


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169 


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199 


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Internal & Externol SCSI Hard Drives 

All hard drives ship preformatted with FWB HD Tool Kit PE 2.0.6 or higher 
and over 30mbs ot shareware/freeware/public domain software installed. 
External Drive enclosures hove a 40 Watt Universal Auto-Switching 
Powersuppty, Push Button ID Selector, Dual SCSI Ports, Hiqh-Capaicty 
UltraQuiet (.ooling Fan, and include power cable and SCSi Cable. 



S FWB HD Tool Kit v2.0.x Included with all Hard Drives 
30 Day Money Back Guarantee Full Manufacturer Warranty 




30 Day MoneyBodi Guarantee on all SCSI 
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IDE 3.5" Internal Hard Drives 

IDE 3.5" Drives for Performo/Quodro 630, 5200, 5300, 540D, 6200, 630D, 

6400, & 6500 Series Computers; Stormox, APS, and PowerMac 4400 computers. 



Quantem 1.7gb Fireball TM 4500rpm llms3yr 



Quontem 2.1gb Fireball ST 
Quantem 2.1gb Allas II 
Quantem 3.2gb Fireball ST 
Quantem 4.3gb Fireball ST 
IBM4.3gbUHiaMrll 
Quantem 4.5gb Allas II 
Quantum 6.4gb Fireball ST 
Quantem 9.1gb Adas II 



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7200rpm Sms w/5yr Warranty 
5400rpm 9.5ms w/3yr Warranty 
5400rpm 9.5ms w/3yr Wairanty 
5400rpm 8.5ms w/5yr Warranty 
7200rpm 8ms w/5yr Warranty 
5400rpm 9,5ms w/3yr Warranty 
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Intamal 

$229 

$349 

$299 

$359 

$389 

$569 

$449 

$999 



External 

$279 

$399 

$349 

$409 

$439 

$6T9 

$499 

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5400rpm 9.5ms 3yr 
5400rpm 9.5ms 3yr 
5400rpm 8.5ms Syr 
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SCSI Removable Sloraae Devices, CD>Rem, 
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Internal Extenial 

Iomega Zip Plus lOOmb $1 79* $149 

Iomega Jazigb $299* $359 

Panasonic 24x CD-Rem $159 $199 

SonyCDU926 2xWrite/6XReodCDRw/ToastPro $349 $399 

Yorndm 400r 4xWrite/6xReodCDRw/ToastPro $499 $549 

lOOmbCoris- $13 eadi/$115 per lOpk 
Jalgb Coils $85 each / $400 per 5pk / Cali for Jaz 2gb Coriridges 
(M Recordable Gold Media • $4.99 ea. / $45 per lOpk / $399 per lOOpk 



Quantum 2.5gb Fireball ST 
Quantum 3.2gb Fiiebail ST 
Quantem 3.8ab Fireball ST 
IBM 4.Qgb UhaSlair II 
Quantem 6.4gb Fireball ST 

2.5" SCSI PewerBeek 
Hard Drives 



Toshiba BIQmb SCSI 2.5" 12msw/3yTWarranly 
Apple Igb SCSI 2.5" 12ms w/ 1 yr Warranty 

2.5" IDE PowerBook Hard Drives 



$189 

$239 

$259 

$299 

$329 

$399 




Fujitsu 1.6gb 
Hitachi 2. Igb 
Toshiba 2. igb 
Toshiba 3. Igb 
Hitachi 3.2gb 



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4436ipm 12ms w/3yr Warranty 
4200rpm 1 3ms w/3yr Warranty 
4200rpm 13ms w/3yr Warranty 
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Quake™: Episode 1 (8 levet| with native 3Dfx MacGiide support 
MechWarrior0 2 by Activision 3D RAVE version 
awesome VR Soccer™ by VR Sports (Actua™ for Europe) 3Dfx MacGiide version 
3D games: Weekend Warrior™ by Bungie vrith native 30ik MacGiide version 



PowerSD Features 



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one thing only and that is great games. This 
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2D graphics, it works with your existing 
graphics card to provide you the absolute in 3D ^ 
performance. Install the Power3D in your PowerPC 
trequires one available PCI slot in your system) and use the 
provided pass-through cable to turn your PowerPC into a Power Arcade system! 



Turns your PowerPC into a Power Arcade! 
Provides full-screen 3D acceleration 



Supports up to 32,000 1 16-bit) colors 
^ Supports 640x480 full-screen resolution 
Easy install - works with existing 2D video 
" ' " .^^^^orks on any PowerPCs with a PCI slot 
QuickDraw™ 3D RAVE® games 
Elusive • native 3Dfx Glide API support! 

Performance (benchmarks for you geeks out therei) 

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Bi-lineor filtering smoothes blocky textures 
Anti-aliasing eliminates "jagged'^ edges 
Perspective correction enhances realism 
MIP mapping eliminates texture "sparkling" 
Gouraud shading enhanced lighting effects 
Z-buffering adds depth to 3D objects 
Alpha blending for tog and franslucency 
Texture compositing reduces 3D "pop-up" 



45 megapixels per second sustained polygon fill with all 3D features enobled! 

Over 1 million triangles per second throu^put on filtered, mip-mapped, Z-buf(ered, alpha-blended, 



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i, the M105/M1 10 speaker set pr ’ ’ * i j - . f i 



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iitand2-Ml 10 loud spwkers. The loud Ml 10's comes complete with right ana left speakers, an external 
while the BassToaster can be conveniently powerodapter, ana two interconnecting mini-plug stereo cables. The speakers 

, ^ effect of today's multimedia software & are ported to <»tain a de^ bass response. The right speaker [the rnaster) 

set provide an unrivaled sonic experience for only $99! contains both of the amplifiers for the system. The left spwker (slave) connects 

With a h«e 30 day in home trial, how can you go wrong? lo the right and has only one input jack. 

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With the Power Macintosh 
7300/180 or 200, you can 
get productivity today vdiite __ 

you plan for tomorrow. The 180 or 200-megoherlz PowerPC 
604e processor and the three PCI expansion slots help meet 



e^r 

'The Power Mocrjjoii ^'SOO series features ihep 
of 0 1 80- or ^OO-megohertz RiSC*bosed PowerPC 604e 
processor, a 12x-sbeM CD-ROM drive*, and either 16 or 32 
megabytes of RAM, expandable to 512 megabytes. 
*Supports speeds up to 12x. 



The Power Macintosh 8600/250 or 300 is 
Apple's multimedia authoring system for 
professionals who rec^uire optimized 
performance for creating and communicating 
their ideas. Its 250 or 300-MHz processor and 
1MB of Apple Inline Cache make it twice as fast 
as last year's Power Macintosh systems. 
r EquippM wth a built-in 100MB Zip drive (on ■■'W 

some configurations] and 24x-spera (maximum) 

CD-ROM dnve, the Power A^intosh 8600/250 or 300 is considered 
one of the most powerful desKtpps ^pufers available to date. 



9600/300&350 

Attention publishers and multimedia 
professionals. Searching for the fastest, mast 
powerful desktop computer available today? 

Introducing the Power Macintosh 9600/350, a 
computer fifteen times faster than the fastest 
68040-based system. Equipped with the only 
350-MHz processor In its class and 1MB of 
Apple Inline Cache, the Power Macintosh 
9600/350 also comes with o but^^i^ 100MB Zip drive (on some 
confi^rafians) and 24x-speed CD-ROM drive, the result is 
outstanding performance that can handle even the most complex 
color publishing and video editing tasks. 



7300/180 16/2gb/12X- $1849 8600/250 

7300/180 32/2gb/12X- $1899 8600/250 

7300/180 64/4gb/12X- $2199 8600/250 

7300/200 32/2gb/12X- $1999 8600/300 

7300/200 64/4gb/12X- $2299 8600/300 

7300/200 128/6.4gb/I2X- $2625 8600/300 



32/4gb/24X- 



$2499 
$2599 
$2799 
$2999 
$3099 
128/4gb/24X/Zip- $3299 



64/4gb/24X- 
128/4gb/24X- 
32/4gb/24X/Zip- 
64/4gb/24X/ZIP- 
128/4qb/24X/Zip- 



9600/300 64/4gb/24X - 
9600/300 128/4gb/24X- 
9600/300 256/9gb/24X- 
9600/350 Conriguarations 



$3599 

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4400/200 

The Power Macintosh 4400/200 was made for 
people who value performance, but not at any 
price. It provides the speed of RISC technology, the 
flexibility of PCI architecture, and all the sofiware reguired for Internet 
access, yet the outstanding affordability of this model makes it accessible to 
most anyone. 

4400/200 16/2gb/8X- $1349 

4400/200 SmairBusiness32/4gb/12X-$1549 




PowerBooks 

1400C/166 16/2gb/8X- ^ $2599 

3400C/180 16/1.3gb/]2X/33.6/Etliemel-53399 
3400C/200 16/2gb/12X/33.6/Ethernet -$3599 
3400C/240 16/3gb/12X/33.6/Eriiernet -$4149 






Monitors 
Apple MS 15AV 
Nw Apple 17" Display: 

Apple 850 20" Display 
iUiple 850av 20" Display w/Speakers 
ViewSonic E64I 14" Display - Budget Buy! 




15" Display 

l7".27dpC 



dp Display 



ViewSonic E655 
ViewSonic v773 
ViewSonic 17GA 17" AV ;27dp Display 
ViewSonic 21 P815 .25db 1600x1200 
Sony17"CPD200SF.25dp 
Sony 20“ CPD300SF .25dp 



$359 

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$1699 

$199 

$299 

$549 

$629 

$1499 

$699 

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Jhe Apple 6500 Series ofkrsa wide range 
ges making it easy to find 
the one that best suites your needs 

6500/225 HOME 

The Power Macintosh 6500 series is the most powerful fleet of 
entry level Power Macs ever released-and the Power Macintosh 
6500/225 is no exception. A 225-MHz processor easily handles 
the computer's accelerated multimedia capabilities, seamless 
Internet access, and enhanced video playback. And the more than 
1 5 best-sellina software titles that come bundled with the Power ' 

Macintosh 65w/225 provide your household with the easiest way to learn, 
create, and communicate. 

6500/275 Smnil Business 

A 275-Mfiz processor drives this version of the Power Macintosh 6500, 
which includes best-selling software programs designed to bring your small 
business big returns. A 6uB hard disx drive and 4oMB of system RAM con 
handle all your important dato-and the Power Macintosh 6500/275 comes 
with everything you need to get your small business on the Internet, even 
your own small business Wei; 







create your a 



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Home 



6500/275 Creative Studio 

Powerful creativity demands a powerful computer. The Power 
I Macintosh 6500/275 Creative Mo delivers. Featuring a 
high-speed 275-MHz processor, 2-D and 3-D graphics 
acceleration, and a host of advanced video editing functions, the 
Creative Studio throws open the doors of your imogination. And the 
22 high-quality software titles included with the Creative Studio can 
help transform those ideas into reality. 

The Creative Studio comes packed with 22 high-quality software 
titles, including six integrated software stodios for video, music, 
photography, art, 3-D, and Internet media. 

The creative Studio comes with the Apple Video System for video 
input, an Avid Cinema Video Editing System that allows you to 
produce your own videos, and the Apple TV/FM Radio System, which 
plays TV and FM radio stations right on your computer. 



Small Business 



Studio 



6500/225 32/2gb/12X-$1549 
6500/250 32/2gb/12X-$1799 

6500/275 N/A 
6500/300 



N/A 

48/3gb/12X/Zip-$1999 
48/6.4gb/12X/Zip- $2299 
48/4gb/12X/Z!P-$2399 



N/A 

N/A 

64/4gb/12X/Zip- $2399 
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Surae Suppressors 

Kensington PT20 Portable Power/RJ1 1 
Telepnone Surge Suppressor $29 

Kensington Gold 2000 6 Outlet Surge Suppressor $19 

Backup Power Supplies 

American Power Conversion BockUPS 280VA 
Good for Most Desktop Macs 

American Power Conversion BockUPS 450VA $ 1 59 

Good for Most Tower Macs 

American Power Conversion BockUPS 600VA $259 
Good for most Workstations and Multiprocessor Systems 



Mac Batteries 

3.6v Lithium Clock/PRom Battery $9.95 
tor Mac I! Series/LC !l, III, 400 Series/Quadra 
475,610,660av,700,800,840ov, Most 
PowerMocs. 

4.5v Lithium Clock/PRom Botte^ $ 15.95 

Quodro/Pertorma/LC 630,63 1 ,635,637, 
638,640s, PowerMac 4400s. 

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CLUBMAC TAPt BACK-UP 

4-8GB DDS-2 Compression DAT Drive *799 

4-8GB DDS-2 Performance DAT Drive *899 

12-24GB DDS-3 Lightning DAT Drive *1199 

15-30GB DLT Drive w/ Retrospect *2699 

20-40GB DLT Drive w/ Retrospect *3189 



CLUBMAC CD-REC0RDERS*^=^ 

2X/6X CD-R w/Toast Pro 3.5 

*139 4X/6X CD-R w/Toast Pro 3.5 

*199 CLUBMAC CO-REWRITABLE 
*299 2X/2X/6X CDRW w/Toast Pro 3.5 , 



CLUBMAC CD-ROM READERS 

12X 140ms 1800k/sec 

24X 90ms 3600k/sec 

16X 5 Disc CD Changer. 



THE CLUBMAC PACKAGi: CfubWIac CD-ROM & CD Recorders are thoroughly tested. 



CD-ROM & CD Recorders include a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Charismac CD 
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CLUBMAC AIT DRIVE 

25-50GB 8mm AIT Drive 



All ClpbMfXc Tape Back-^ 
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with Retrospect 4.0 



Iomega, 



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RETROSPECT 4.0 

Retrospect 4.0 Retail Single User *149 

Retrospect 4.0 Remote 10 User License *175 

Retrospect Netvi/ork Kit 4.0 (w/io user license) ..*275 



IOMEGA JAZ DRIVES 



IOMEGA ZIP DRIVES 

Zip Drive w/one cartridge *1 W Jaz 2GB Media *1 99®* 

Zip Bundle - drive, 11 Disks, Case. 2 Caddy’s.*279* Jaz 2GB Drive Internal - all PowerMacs *549® 

Zip Drive Internal - aii PowerMacs *1 59 Jaz Drive w/one cartridge *399® 

Zip Drive Internal - all PowerComp./umax ...*1 39 Jaz Drive Internal - aii PowerCompTUmax....*279 

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ClubMac SyQuest 200MB 5.25" *349 

SyQuest EZ Flyer 230MB 3.5" *149 

SyQuest SyJet 1.5GB 3.5" *399 

Nomai 750MB 3.5" *299 

© SYQUEST MEDIA 

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CTXVL50015"28mm $260.87 

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Hitachi SuperScan MC6315 ir 22mm ..$695.94 
Hitachi SuperScan MC751 19" 22mm ..$1091 .55 
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Hitachi SuperScan MC801HR 21" 22....$1941.73 

LaCie Electron 19” 22mm $1044.99 

Mag Innovision 410V2 14” 28mm $204.82 

Mag Innovision 510V2 15" 28mm $284.46 

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Mag Innovision DX700T-M 17”Trin $636.05 

Mag Innovision DJ-920 21” 28mm ....$1534.96 
Mitsubishi Diamond Scan 15VX 28mm $381 .18 
Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 67TXV 25mm .$670.19 
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NEC XV15+ 28mm $377.76 

NEC XV17+ 28mm $675.88 

NEC M700Spkrs 25mm $772.60 

NEC P750 1600x1200 75Hz 25mm .......$869.32 

NEC E11002-r28mm $1389.29 

NEC Multisync XP37 Plus $7908.06 



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Nanao FlexScan FX-C5 17" 28mm $733.47 

Nanao FlexScan TX-C7 17" 25mm $859.08 

Nanao FlexScan TX-D7S 20" 25mm $1651 .87 

Nanao FlexScan FX-E7 21" 28mm $1705.63 

Philips Magnavox 105S 15" 28mm $294.70 

Philips Magnavox Bril. 105 15" 28mm ...$340.93 



Philips Magnascan 17* 28mm $455.84 

Philips Magnavox 201 B 21" 27mm $1397.42 

Radius Pressview 17SR 17" 25mm $1 591 .85 

Radius PrecisionView 21 30mm $1649.88 

Radius Pressview 21 SR 21" 25mm $3160.71 

Sony 100SX 15" 25mm $337.95 

Sony 100SF 15" 25mm $380.04 




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Agfa Snapscan 300 w/Omnipage LE .$219.99 

Agfa StudioStar w/PhotoShop LE $695.94 

Agfa Arcus II w/transparency adapter. ..$1287.10 

Epson 3006S Grey Scale Sheetfeed $69.80 

Epson Actionscanning System II $275.10 

Epson ES-1000C scanner $483.57 

Epson Expression 636 Executive $769.14 

Epson Expression 636 Artist $962.00 

Epson Expression 636 Professional $1333.11 

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Hewlett Packard ScanJet 4C $689.67 

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LinoColorSaphir $1713.83 

LinoColorOpal $5521.05 

LinoColorOpal Ultra $7361.40 

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Microtek ScanMaker E3 .$149.73 

Microtek ScanMaker E6 $283.40 

Microtek ScanMaker E6 Pro $508.77 

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Nikon AX-1200 Scantouch $731.23 

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Nikon LS-1000 SuperCoolscan Slide....$1681.16 

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Polaroid Sprintscan 35 ES Slide $1436.62 

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Verbatim S600C Scanner w/Xerox $226.54 

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Agfa EPhoto 307 $283.40 

Apple QuickTake 200 $599.99 

Epson PhotoPC $339.20 

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Epson PhotoPC 600- New! $Call 

Kodak DC 20 $179.06 

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“I like playing with you. Squeeze my hand to play a 
game,” says Microsoft’s Actimates Interactive Barney doll. 
When you point the one foot-tall, plush, purple dinosaur 
at a specially coded video tape or Windows-only CD- 
ROM he will sing along and play games with the pro- 
gram,,. yet another reason to buy a Mac, — 



information for direct ordering anywhere In its subliminal advertisements. 
However, we have heard that if you play the game from finish to start and 
view your screen by its mirrored reflection, you can see MacSoft’s entire . 
product catalog displayed in ASCII. 






MacSourcery shipped BarbaBatch, a sound file conversion program, to 
journalists with a kid-sized bow and arrow and a target that came equipped 
with this warning message. We noticed that the warning does not forbid 

shooting at 
Macintosh pundits, 
bulk emaiters, people ! 
who drive around . 
with stuffed animals 

in the rear window of their cars, people who cancel their subscriptions to 
this magazine because they drive around with stuffed animals in their car 
rear window, or Ricki Lake. Happy hunting. 



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at the target sticker on the packaging. 
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V, * In one of last month’s articles we referred to Steve Jobs as a “visionary” who 
would “give Apple the kick in the pants it needs to either #$@% or get off the 
pot” when what we really meant to say was “Steve Jobs is criminally insane and 
should be locked up before he seriously hurts someone.” We’re sorry for any 



confusion that was caused by this error. 



★ The Get Info section last month contained analytical articles on Macintosh 
J products and events when we should have used it to popularize our beliefs on 
pet neutering, welfare reform, beauty pageants, and violence in the movies. We 
apologize for the mix*up. 

% ic Last month’s feature section was supposed to Include a 12-page article on the 
future of Mac clones, but we got depressed and wrote about the future of sheep 
cloning instead. Sorry. 

: * In last issue’s roundup of Silicon Valley’s best- and worst-dressed technology 
celebrities, we neglected to mention Soiedad O’Brien, Carmen Sandiego, Cheryl 
; England, Jack, Steve Jobs’ wife, Buzz Lightyear, Guerrino De Luca, A. C (Mike) 

; Markkula, Heidi Rolzen, Don Crabb, the talking pig from the award-wining film, 

I; ‘ Babe, and somebody else whose name we forget. Again, we apologize. 

: ic Several months ago we previewed Mac OS 8, when we meant to preview 
, NBC’s new fall lineup. Oops. 

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