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The first demo version, which was
pretty spectacular, was shown by
Actrvision who claimed to have an

ARRIVES
an enclosed space with several exclusive deal with Microillusions.
thousand Commodore owners. Confusion has arisen now since
that is_ The Amiga dominated dealers and the press alike have
totally, there was hardly a C64 in been informed that The Software
sight. and consequently this year's Business now has -the exclusive
Commodore S h o w w a s a l s o UK and European rights to Music
buzzing with a lot more interest X', and was exhibiting a t the
than some previous ones. Commodore show a n d taking
We h a v e finally achieved t h e -Ta l-C•a r -PPPPP
- PA C I 1 0 1 VS a l l , 1 1 Walla
orders with one ex-Activision staff
There was no single outstand-
AMIGA
thing t h a t A m i g a owners h a v e
been clamouring for: and here it ing event but the feeling of excite- member doing the demo work,
Is, y o u r v e r y o w n magazine, ment was tangible and there was although at the time of going to
Amiga F o r m a t , 1 1 5 p a g e s a host of new products on show press they "hadn't got the final
packed w i t h n e w s , r e v i e w s , and being announced. Serious version yet (not bad for a pro-
features and entertainment. AN
software and hardware were very gram that has been advertised for
The b r a n d - n e w A m i g a DR much the order of the day, with nearly eighteen months!) Activision
Format a l r e a d y h a s a g r e a t CONE
only a couple of games houses claim the matter is "under negotia-
history behind i t , a n d n o w w e
are branching o u t o n o u r o w n represented, so the vibrant atmo- tion" with mutterings about con-
• sphere was all the more gratifying. tractual obligations. Time to stand
things a r e going t o g e l e v e n
better. You can see from the first „Walla Attendance was 10% up on back and watch the litigation!
issue that the balance of content tAl the previous show at the 12,000
will be the same broad mixture P H O T O N P H A N TA S Y
o .anaPir, mark for the three days and the
of everything from graphics t o 0 - After a few quiet months on the
organisers, Database, are pleased
games, music to DTP. I t l l l l l S I T a t l l l l l •01111-1111 a l l t i l l
Amiga painting front, things are
01 course, one of the most
with the way things went. As yet
• Amiga Format finally arrives. there is no date set for the next hotting u p again. First i t was
important things is that we now
have the whole cover disk just superb artwork. O n t h e music show, but we'll keep you posted. Deluxe Paint III, soon i t will be
for Amiga programs. N o t o n l y side we've also called in the best DigiPaint 3 but now w e have
will we be bringing you the best In t h e f o r m o f J o n Bates. H e MICROILLUSIONS Photon Paint 2!
In playable g a m e d e m o s a n d starts t h i s m o n t h w i t h a n WRANGLE The original Photon Paint has
utilities, but there will b e much overview o f t h e A m i g a m u s i c Visitors to the Commodore show remained t h e favourite o f the
more interaction b e t w e e n t h e scene a n d w i l l b e providing three HAM painting packages for
may h a v e n o t i c e d t h a t
disk and features inside A m i g a definitive reviews a n d tutorials
MicroIllusions had their own stand most artists because it is the easi-
Format. T h e opportunities f o r In future issues.
where Music X was on display. est t o use and most 'painterly',
using t h e d i s k i n conjunction There a r e m a n y o l d
favourites t h a t a r e b e i n g and that copies of Photon Paint 2 Many traditional effects are easy
with t h e graphics s e c t i o n i n
expanded t o m e e t d e m a n d were on sale at other stands. At to achieve, including t h e b e s t
particular are immense.
There are also plenty of new including W o r k b e n c h , P D first glance this isn't curious, until watercolour effect s o far on the
features that make this not just Update a n d Gamebusters. W e you realise that ACINISPOn are still Amiga with Blend. The new ver-
the biggest but the best Amiga are a l s o b u s y sifting through claiming the UK rights t o these
magazine. Brian Larkman joins your questionnaire r e p l i e s t o MicroIllusions products.
us f r o m n e x t i s s u e a s make sure w e give you exactly
At present the situation i s
Contributing Editor for graphics. what you want.
unclear b u t i t appears t h a t III
His well-proven expertise a s a It's a very exciting lime for
all of us: the Amiga is taking off
Activision are involved in a legal
lecturer i n computer a r t a n d
long-time Amiga user will pro- like n e v e r b e f o r e a n d w e a t tussle with both MicroIllusions in 11111:11
duce t h e m o s t authoritative Amiga Format are here t o help the US and the new group which
reviews, helpful tutorials a n d you make the most of claims to represent them in the M A L 1111;r:LZAII*1111
UK. Which means that neither
SUBSCRIBE! SEE DETAILS ON PAGE 28 program will be widely available sion provides lots of new features
until the dispute is settled. and greater speed without sacn-
Let's hope that's not too long 'icing the effortless operation.
VIRUS X VIRUS ARTS CONTEST away, because this is what Jon The most dramatic additions
Bates and Brian Larkman had to are contour mapping and multi-
T h e m o s t p o p u l a r PD virus. As part o f t h e Edinburgh A r t s say about Music X and Photon page, 'pageflipper type animation,
Festival, Amiga Centre Scotland Paint 2 respectively... but also included are stencils, air-
killer, V i r u s X , h a s i t s e l f
become t h e victim o f a n is running its animation competi- brush, rub-through, pantograph.
Infection. A m e r i c a n a u t h o r tion again this year Winners will MUSIC XTRA auto-shadowing, cycle draw and
Steve T i b b e t ' s t h o u g h t f u l have their work displayed a t a Music X for the Amiga is coming. many more minor enhancements.
special exhibition at the Festival_ But from where? The American In line with our new policy for
provision o f t h e s o u r c e
code with the program has Entries should b e sent on PA L software house MicroIllusions has graphics reviews, a really lull
let n e f a r i o u s h a c k e r s p r o - VHS videotape o r o n disk, t o been promoting t h i s stunning description o f Photon Paint 2
duce a version t h a t i t s e l f arrive b y A u g u s t 2 4 . F u r t h e r sequencing, voicing and sampling including DIY tips and tutorials,
acts a s a virus. F e a r not, information a b o u t t h i s u n i q u e package heavily in the American written by people who are using
though! T h e d o d g y v e r s i o n event c a n b e o b t a i n e d f r o m press for well over a year now. the program every day, plus origi-
Martin L o w e a t t h e A m i g a Surprising, therefore, that the only nal artwork that will be included
can b e i d e n t i f i e d b y t h e
version n u m b e r 3 . 3 : S t e v e Centre Scotland, 4 Hart Street versions seen this side o f the on the cover disk, is being pre-
Is s k i p p i n g s t r a i g h t f r o m Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3 R N , o r pond were demo versions that pared. It takes time, but you will
Version 3 . 2 to 3 . 4 . by phone on 031 557 4242. had yet to be de-bugged. see it soon! Photon Paint 2 by

6 A M I G A FORMAT
SNIPPETS

GSIGNS OF LIFE JUST SAY THE WORD


Computers can be of great use to the
disabled in all manner of ways, one of which
Is demonstrated by Arnor's new speaking
version of their word processor Protext. It's
:hwas designed for use by the blind and is current-
using high-powered Cray super-
weby ly still undergoing development and testing.
computers. Now, in another first
wean All Protexrs functions are available from
for the Amiga, a 3D computer
SIOnS. model has been recorded halo- the keyboard, which is essential because
since gr aphic ally. pull-down menus and a mouse are no use to
have The physics is quite difficult, blind users. The WP will be able to speak
Woe but if I understand it correctly, the each key as Ills pressed, speak every word
tve process works something like as it is typed, read back the current line.
'Susie this: conventional holography cap- read back from the start of the paragraph.
the tures the image of a complete 3D speak characters as the cursor is moved
alulg object in such a way that the
staff and speak useful status information. Price
parts of it that can be seen vary
and release details have not been decided
work, according to your viewpoint, just
to as would happen with a 'real' yet but Amor promise discounts for the
final object. In effect the hologram has visually handicapped. More on 0733 68909
pro- superimposed an almost infinite
d for series o f 'views' o f the object ROMBO MACHO VIDEO
1151011 Microillusions i s available o n from the front, slight movements which are revealed as your view- Rombo are well known for their digitisers
gob& import from Digipro. Southampton of the head reveal hidden parts of point is changed. Stereoscopic and other add-ons on other machines, but
con. (te! 0703-703030) at 09.95. the object that would normally holography has the same effect now they are bursting onto the Amiga scene
stand only be seen if it was real and but in this case the 'views' are
for the first time with the Video Image Digital
HOLOGRAPHIC A M I G A solid. This is normal for a holo- captured separately l i k e t h e
Interface, VIDI-Amiga.
One of the more unusual sights at gram as anyone with a bank card frames of a stereovision film, one
Although it's their first attempt it could
the Commodore Show was the for each eye, in the form of pairs
the of vertical strips on the plate. make a big impact because it is attractively
first hologram generated from a
are microcomputer i m a g e . U s i n g The advantage of this method priced at £99.95 and has an impressive list
was equipment d e v e l o p e d a t is that the content of each 'frame' of features. These Include grabbing frames
l be Loughborough University and an is much more controllable so that from a moving video In a 50th of a second in
have Amiga 500, Rob Munday and his any object capable of being mod both mono and colour, load and save in IFF
team, with advice from the Amiga elled on a computer can be cap- format, overlaying an incoming frame any-
has Centre Scotland, have produced a tured in 3D and even animated. where on an existing one, a user-definable
the 3D holographic view of a partially- The use o f Amigas, o r other
; for palette. analogue contrast and brightness
animated wireframe bird rendered cheap micros, also means that
asl-
control, eight-level brightness control and
using Sculpt 3D. knows. Usually though, the object the commercial potential of such
rty from which a conventional holo- drop-down menus.
To produce i t , over 1 0 0 'animated' holograms i s much
easy more likely to be realised. I t is The package includes a video cable, so
frames were generated a n d gram is taken is a 3D model; here
Ast recorded onto a holographic plate it is a series of flat, 2D images. only a matter of time before full- all you need is a VCR or camera. At time of
the in stereo pairs as a series of verti- This is much more difficult and colour, fully-animated sequences going to press Rombo were still working to
Ver- cal strips. Viewing the image has previously only been achieved and even whole films appear. make the unit produce colour pictures and
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ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE


Equinox have enhanced their Small
ti you are looking f o r t h e was openly talked about.
promised r e v i e w o f t h e We will have t o wait f o r Business Accounts program to create SBA
new A m i g a 2 5 0 0 i n t h i s further d e t a i l s b e f o r e Xtra. Its new features add to an already com-
ires issue, t h e n d o n ' t b o t h e r, getting our hopes up, prehensive list of capabilities.
because t h e A 2 5 0 0 h a s The A500 i s also mak-
Money moguls will be interested to
been shelved. Planned t o ing n e w s b e c a u s e o f
have a 14 Mhz 32-bit 68020
know that It provides profit and loss state-
suggestions t h a t i t i s
being ' g r e y i m p o r t e d ' ments, trial balance, lull audit trail. VAT
CPU a n d u p t o 4 M b o f
RAM, the A2500 would be a from Holland. T h i s h a s reports, balance sheets, budgets. day
straight u p g r a d e o f t h e prompted c o m p l a i n t s books, account group reports, transaction
A2000 t h r o u g h e x i s t i n g from r e t a i l e r s a n d a n
announcement o v e r t h e listing by batch or account heading and a
add-ons, w h i c h i s thought
to explain the strange non- PA a t t h e C o m m o d o r e constant update of cash position and profit.
appearance. C o m m o d o r e show t h a t s u c h The new features are debtors and credi-
prefer to wait for the A3000 machines being sold o ff tors information, enhanced puma' entries, a
which w i l l contain t h e 2 5 cheap might cause prob- chart of accounts and relaxed security
Mhz 58030 CPU_ lems f o r t h e b u y e r. S o
However, it remains l o • The A2500: no longer a machine in its o w n right. w a t c h o u t f o r a n y
allowing copying of the chart of accounts
be seen whether or not the machine t h a t c o m e s and access to DOS commands.
appearance o f t h e A 2 5 0 0 U X , there are such machines i n exis- with a foreign manual at a knock- SBA Xtra costs £115 and existing users
which w i l l r u n t h e U n i x O S , i s tence, b u t whether t h e y b e c o m e down p r i c e , b e c a u s e y o u c o u l d can upgrade for £34.50 + £2.50 P&P. Equinox
imminent_ A n o l h e r r u m o u r t h a t available i n t h e s h o p s i s a s y e t have p r o b l e m s w i t h d i f f e r e n t
Business Systems can be contacted for
has resurfaced i s t h a t w e w i l l unclear. C o m m o d o r e h a v e m a d e voltage powerpacks and t h e lack
no a n n o u n c e m e n t o f t h e of a v a l i d w a r r a n t y i f a n y t h i n g details on 01 729 0990 or at 16 Arming
shortly see A500s fitted with 1Mb
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AMIGA FORMAT 7
SNIPPETS
PLANNING AHEAD
Good news for financial folk. A new FOFT ARRIVES: THE
FIRST OF A SERIES
version of Best UK's Plan IT spreadsheet
has arrived. Version 3.0 has been reduced
in price to E126.50 and offers new features,
including lull import export of Lotus 123
worksheets. AreXX support, Dataview mode
Gre lin's massive space trading tan replied -It's not an Elite beater
from the database and an outline mode for
shooternaip, Federation Of Free we're after so much - we just
viewing different levels of data on screen, wanted to produce a realty good
Traders, is set to arrive on the
Owners of Mario/an can upgrade to game that would appeal to fans of
Amiga in the near future. Billed by
Plan IT for E57.50. Best will also accept this genre". Let's hope Gremlin
Gremlin as an 'Elite beater', FOFT
'trade-ins' on other existing similar was some two years in develop- really have got it right this time:
software. Further info from Best UK, ment and was advertised heavily and watch the reviews pages next
Block 3 Unit 1, Baird Avenue, Strutherhill in the press prior to Its release on month for the definitive Amiga
Industrial Estate. Larkhall, Strathclyde ML9 the ST. When it finally arrived the Format in-depth review.
2P.I. Tel:0698 887770. game proved to have a few major The next game i n what's
ga eplay flaws which, when com- planned to be a Federation series
bined with the appalling manual, game before releasing the Amiga is well under way. I t won't be
COLOURFUL CARDS version. Ian Stewart, Gremlin's another space trading cum shoot-
reduced t h e game almost t o
Heads-up artistic geniuses with a few pen- MD, is now 'Very, very happy with ern-up, but it promises to be just
unplayability.
nies to sparel Hi Tension are working on Gremlin listened to all the criti- the product - we've really done as large and have just as much
Ami-graphex, a graphics expansion card in ci s• read the reviews, took the business and got it just right." playability. It's not due tor release
two versions. Zooming in at E899 will be no e of what people had to say When asked if he thought Amiga until sometime next year, so we'll
Ami-graphex 1, which raises the screen an set about correcting t h e FOFT really was an 'Elite beater' bring more news as it comes in.
resolution to 1024x768 pixels and provides
a palette of 256 colours on screen from a
choice of 16 million. The card comes fitted
with 2Mb of high-speed RAM.
NIMATED MAGIC DESIGNS
The Ami-graphex 2 will cost the prince-
ly sum of E1599 and for your cash you get
A really useful piece of software
must have two qualities if it is to
two areas: ANIM editing a n d
enhancement, and Digrtal Video
ONDISKS
1280x1024 pixel resolution and the same be marketed successfully a s a Effects (OVEs). Among the editing Over recent months, Antic seem
palette options. Double the amount of high professional product. It must do features are: full cut and paste to be breaking the habit of a life-
speed RAM in this one. 4Mb. allowing it to its job well, obviously, but also it between ANIMs, plus merge and time and converting their excel-
handle two full screens at the same time. ought to look good, operating intu- crop, 'A-B Rolls' type transitions, lent Atari graphics programs for
Further details from Hi Tension, Alexander itively and ergonomically so that layering of several ANIMs on top the Amiga. This is quite a revolu-
its power is not hidden by a com- of each other, adjustment o f tionary d e v e l o p m e n t f o r t h e
House, Station Road. Aldershot,
plex interface. In short, it should colours (for one frame or globally) Amiga. Already Cyber Paint has
Hampshire. Tel:0252 344454. and optimise palettes. and use of warped a c r o s s i n t h e f o r m o f
be fun to use. AN1Magic (Aegis.
l o e trape ( a v a i l a b l e i n P A L
£69.95 from Digiriro, Tel 0703 any resolution o r screen mode. format from ISM: 0983 864674):
CENTRAL TELEVISION 703030) is a powerful and almost OVEs include all the usual transi- now t h e w h o l e s e t o l D e s i g n
The Amiga is taking off as the most unique piece of software for edit- tions, wipes, turns, rolls and spins Disks has arrived, along with an
important tool in video work with new ing ANIM files, but like many Aegis plus a library of special effects entirely new one.
products like G2*s Videocenter bursting products it suffers from an ugly such as shatters, fountains etc A number of other develop-
onto the scene. The Videocenter combines d clumsy interface that takes that can be 'enhanced' with other ers are starling t o otter -ready-

in one neat box the facilities of a video ti me to get to grips with. customised effects by the user. made' o b j e c t s f o r u s e i n 3 0
The layers of effects possible can modelling systems, b u t this set
This is a great pity because,
mixer, genlock and PAL encoder. be so complex that the dialogue from Antic i s the most compre-
Nike most other animation edit-
The Center mixes an incoming video hensive a n d u s e f u l available.
g and sequencing programs, it box provides space for a four-line Disks on offer are:
signal with computer output using sliding ilows direct editing and rearrang- description that can be saved with • Architectural D e s i g n : e v e r y -
faders or software to control fade to black the OVE. A lot of people are really
ng o f individual frames o f the thing f r o m a d o o r s t e p t o a
and the mix level. It also has a filtered and actual compressed ANIM files. going to need this versatile and complete c i t y. I n s t a n t F r a n k
buffered RGB output for connecting an What it does can be divided into powerful package. Lloyd Wright.
RGB monitor. YC inputs and outputs take • Future Design: space stations,
advantage of the new Super-VHS systems.
G2 are no novices to the video game hav- KLASSIX GOING CHEAP space craft, robot vehicles and
androids, D I Y Star Wars.
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ing produced the 02 MasterPieCe 900 that. and f e m a l e h u m a n f i g u r e s .
among other things. mixes the graphics The first three titles on US Golds new budget label Klassix are O u t Detailed s t r u c t u r e s t h a t a r e
and live action for the BBC's quiz show anatomically c o r r e c t . T h e S T
Run. Foundations Waste and World Class Leaderboard each one
demo did backward somersaults!
Going for Gold. The fact that they produce for the amazing sum of just E9.99. As yet no other hill-price software • Microbol Design: DIY robot kit.
everything from genlocks to broadcast- house has followed suit in the move to cut-price bestsellers.
Almost all possible components
standard graphics and captioning systems Among US Gold's major competitors are Microprose, who have for detailed, advanced robots.
really makes this one to watch out for. The no plans to introduce a budget 16-bit label according to Managing • Interiors: latest addition to the
Videocenter costs E595 from G2 Systems Director Stewart Bell. "You get what you pay for If you can't compete set, with room plans, objects for
on quality or gameplay, you could try to compete on price. If l had the inside of a house, 3D clip-art.
on 0252 737151.
bought a game at E25 l would be very annoyed to see it being sold
If talk of PAL encoders, genlocks and All t h e 3 D D e s i g n series a r e
for E10.- Activision's Amanda Barry said they too had "no plans for a
buffered ROB outputs is just so much available f r o m P r e c i s i o n
budget label, we're a full-price only company.'
wibble to you. then check out the video Distribution (01 3 3 0 7166). Now
Mastertronic already produce budget A m i g a games l i k e we c a n look forward t o C y b e r
feature on Page 17. Also keep your eyes Sidewinder and Chase for E9.95. Spokesman Andy Wright was Tenure with eager anticipation.
peeled for a review of the Videocenter unconcerned by US Golds move and promised "a new range of 16-
coming to Amiga Format s pages soon. bit titles at a new price point.- Watch these pages for more details.

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DEATH Major R o c k H a r d y a n d C a p t a i n Vindicators, t h i s garret i n v o l v e s Delphine/Palace
Ace G u n n s t a r i n t h i s o n e o r a lot m o r e thought than your
The c o m p u t e r g a m e s a r m a l l
Audiogenic two-player strategic blast.em-up
converted f r o m t h e A t a r i coin-
average a r c a d e s h o o t - s m - u p
a n d is b e s t p l a y e d w i t h a f r i e n d . French r e c o r d p u b l i s h e r s
S o m e w h e r e in the sinister t o w e r Delphine is gearing up t o launch
fortress o f K a z a n - G o r l i e s t h e a second game, full o f arcade-
Kai g e m o f p o w e r, t h e f a m o u s style a c t i o n a n d s p l i t i n t o s i x
L o r e s t o n e . A s t h e L o n e Wo l f , t h e levels. A s E d r e d t h e Brave, o n a
mission t o f i n d t h e a n t i d o t e t o
l a s t K a i M a s t e r, It's d o w n t o y o u
to r e c o v e r i t . T h i s a r c a d e a c t i o n the poison that your father w a s
forced to s w a l l o w, you'll h a v e t o
g a m e is b a s e d o n t h e L o n e Wo l f
battle t h r o u g h s u b t e r r
role-playing b o o k s o f J o e D e v e r :
caverns, t a k e o n d r a g o n s ,
so g e t y o u r s w o r d s h a r p e n e d
and p r e p a r e f o r s o m e f r a n t i c o n - dodge s p e l l s l o b b e d a t y o u b y
screen c o m b a t very soon. evil m a g i c i a n s a n d still m a k e it
h o m e s a f e l y. R e c k o n y o u c a n
h a n d l e all o f that?

• Assault with a deadly w e a p o n .

. 1 1 1 1 . Tv ! A l i 4 7 L . ]

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• Ma/or Rock and Captain Ace take throe out to dualism a tow robots.

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string o f r e l e a s e s i s u p a n d c o m i n g , i n c l u d i n g
Crime To w n D e p t h s , i n w h i c h y o u p l a y a m e r c e -
nary s u m m o n e d t o r e t u r n h o m e a n d h e l p d e f e n d
the planet from alien a t t a c k . Sophisticated a r c a d e
1
action a n d superlative graphics a r e p r o m i s e d i n
k i t h ' s o n e , s o w a t c h t h e S c r e e n P l a y p a g e s c l o s e l y.
T h e r e ' s a l s o a o n e o r t w o p l a y e r h o r i z o n t a l l y.
scrolling shoot-em-up in t h e offing. C a l l e d P h o b i a ,
it h a s b e e n d e s i g n e d b y D a v i d B i s h o p a n d
programmed b y To n y C r o w t h e r a n d b o a s t s f a s t
a n d f u r i o u s g a m e p l a y, s t r a t e g y e l e m e n t s a n d m o r e
of t h o s e s u p e r b g r a p h i c s .
Arcade adventure fans a r e also w e l l catered
for w i t h t h e r e l e a s e o f Te r r a r i u m . I n t h e s e t t i n g o f
a miniature world inside a large glass bottle, t h e
• player assumes t h e role a t Captain Frontier and SPExploration kg. •a n d w e n d e r t u l m i n i a t u r i s e d w o r l d o f t h e Te r r a r i u m .
, must r e s c u e a s c i e n t i s t w h o h a s b e e n m i n i a -
'turised a n d imprisoned w i t h i n t h e t e r r a r i u m b y a
nasty b u n c h o f louts f r o m a neighbouring planet.
There are jungles, s w a m p s , deserts a n d forests to
be c r o s s e d , c l u e s t o b e f o u n d a n d p u z z l e s t o b e
solved in a g a m e that's bigger t h a n its setting.
Getting b e c k t o arcade-style g a m e s , there's
DOT coming up. U s i n g Hold a n d Modify m o d e , this ollif i- l l
horizontally-scrolling p l a t f o r m g a m e c o m b i n e s ••
shoot.em-up a n d a r c a d e a d v e n t u r e a n d i s s e t o n N: • E g o
the cartoon-style w o r l d o f S h o g g i e Wa g g l e w h e r e toRN
the p l a y e r t a k e s t h e p a r t o f a n a p p r e n t i c e I ci$ 4
Y i 't t,...?
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y- Dynamic Debugger. W i t h o v e r 4 , 0 0 0 colours o n
screen, DDT promises to be something of a Wakes
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GODS LIE tune that has a huge game area
and a l a r g e g a m e t a s k . T h e r e
Empire are n u m e r o u s e n e m i e s t o fight, Swiss s o f t w a r e h o u s e L i n e l i s
if you c a n find s o m e weapons, another b u n c h t h a t h a s n ' t b e e n
The o n c e - p e a c e f u l w o r l d o f and friends t o interact w i t h (be idle. T h e c u r i o u s l y. t i l l e d O o z e i s
Tessera is u n d e r t h r e a t f r o m t h e prepared to go on sub-quests for due f o r r e l e a s e s o o n . F r o m
Archmage. C r o p s h a v e t u r n e d additional h e l p f r o m s o m e o f German programmers Dragonware,
bad, a n d t h e p e o p l e ' s o n l y h o p e these) so it looks as if you'll b e this a d v e n t u r e g a m e s e e s t h e
is t o f i n d s o m e o n e w h o c a n engrossed i n t h i s f o r a w h i l e . player i n t h e r o l e o f o n e M a i n
w a k e t h e s l e e p i n g g o d O ' N n i r. Wa t c h f o r t h e d e f i n i t i v e r e v i e w Burger t r y i n g t o r i d h i s u n c l e ' s
That person, m y f r i e n d , is y o u . in n e s t m o n t h ' s A m i g a F o r m a t . house o f ghosts. O o z e I s p a c k e d
with puzzles and more than its fair
share of humourous touches.
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eyes o p e n f o r K a i s e r, a g a m e i n
which you s t a r t a t a lowly f a r m e r
and h a v e t o increase your w e a l t h
and p o w e r t h r o u g h c a r e f u l l a n d
management a n d shrewd business
deals. B e c o m e p o w e r f u l e n o u g h
and you'll h a v e t h e p o w e r t o s e t
test r a t e s , b u i l d c i t i e s a n d s t a r t
armies. U p t o e i g h t p e o p l e c a n
play, s o it's going t o be gloves off
and back-stabbing all the way.
Last b u t n o t l e a s t i s Lords o f
Doom, a n i c o n - d r i v e n a c t i o n
alla. A M .
adventure o n t h e n e w T h r i l l e r
label, f o r m e d b y L i n e , a n d
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SAL 5341P1oBs. 1 7 ItAGIC 1101.751i• adventurers i n a fight t e find a n d
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dominate t h e w o r l d b y infiltrating
• Letting Sleeping Gods Lie is the name of the game, but not the aim. and t a k i n g o v e r a s m a l l v i l l a g e .
We'll b e r e v i e w i n g t h e s e a s soon
as they corn* in, so keep reading.
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spots lately, a n d this imminent HAGESTREAM 1
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the most sophisticated aspects


of p r o f e s s i o n a l p u b l i s h i n g
mm. e l t
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tures, b u t a l l a t a c u t - d o w n II , : t n r ? S t e P / 11
price. W h e n t h e f i n i s h e d , b u g .
• Mier k o m m e n D e u t s c h e Zombies.
f i t . version i s r e a d y ( n o t y e t ,
contrary t o opinion e l s e w h e r e ) • P l I W W • i i i 0 1 , 1 W to be
we'll bring you the full review. a big step forwards for DTP.
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scenes from t h e film. T h e r e a r e

AND THE LAST four l e v e l s t o this platform


game; in t h e first level you play
CRUSADE the boy indy and have to rescue
the Cross o f Coronado. For t h e
US Gold rest o f t h e g a m e y o u p l a y t h e
fully-grown-up l i n t y a n d c o r n .
The man w i t h t h e h a t a n d t h e piets s i m i l a r missions. G e t i n
whip a n d t h e stubble a n d t h e practice n o w , b e c a u s e t h e
dusty clothes i s i n d e e d b a c k . whip-cracking action is starting
Guide i n d y t h r o u g h a c t i o n on a screen near you shortly.

Ooze: the kitchen knives could be potential lethal weapon*.

• He raided the Lost A r t , he found the Ternple of Doom: i n d y l back!


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"a major breakthrough", indicative
that software houses now recog

ARE COMMODORE nise t h e s i z e a n d continuing


expansion o f the Amiga market.
Even so, the Commodore people
would j o i n w i t h many Amiga

UP TO NOW? owners in lamenting the tendency


to port over I6-bit games from
poorer machines without a n y
adaptation: "We're asking f o r
Amiga-specific development". The
full potential is a long way from
If therewasonepersoninthecountrywhokneweverythingthat being fulfilled. "I have not seen a
real Amiga g a m e yet", s a y s
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washappeningtotheAmiga,whoknewexactlywhathardwareand Meanwhile, a n y h o m e
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softwarewouldbeavailable,you'dwanttotalktohim...sowedid. to support a couple o f serious
applications - Commodore would
like to be able to bundle in some
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Maidenhead, beside t h e green A2000, expensive for home use, reckon, the A500 will have out- sarily t h e machine's greatest
fields of the Berkshire country- moving into powerful 'business' stripped t h e A t a n S T. T h i s strength. They particularly wish to
side. Within the friendly red-brick roles. But in fact, just a few min- comparison reflects the popular encourage t h e 'hobbyist' user,
walls of Commodore UK's head- utes' chat with Rahman Haleem who needs the machine a s a
quarters, in a light and airy office, reveals a dedicated and impas- "I have not seen leisure tool.
sits Dr Rahman Haleem. He is sioned commitment to a very defi- The pattern for the Amigas
future i s revealed by the great
head of Technical Support and a
guiding l i g h t o f t h e A m i g a
nite future for the Amiga range.
Not one single use, of course: but
a real Amiga emphasis Commodore place on
Developers' Advisory Board in this certainly a distinct direction its graphics capabilities, which is
country: and as such, he knows dictated by the Amiga's architec- game yet" not entirely unreasonable consid-
everything there is to know about ture and capabilities. ering the power available in this
developments in Amiga hardware use of both as games machines, a field as a result of the machine's
and software_ He's also uniquely HOME USE role in which the Amiga is bound design. Dr Haleem hopes to be
placed to give an insight into how The A500, Dr Haleem believes, to become stronger and stronger able t o bundle in graphics and
Commodore s e e t h e Amiga's has now "broken through the barn- as programmers' awareness of its animation demos, perhaps even a
strengths and weaknesses, both er of 'would it make if ". A touch capabilities grows. tutorial along the lines of The Very
now and in the future. wary of revealing sales figures, he Rahman sees the increasing First covering t h i s area, a n d
Commodore h a v e b e e n prefers to look at the total number domination o f the 16-bit games to continue to supply users with
accused in the past of blurring the of machines that have been sold charts by Amiga games (19 as information about hardware and
public perception of the Amiga, to date and now form the user against 11 ST in the latest top software for use in the graphics
and even being confused about its base: the A500 has passed the thirty, he notes) and the concur- and animation field. I n a similar

• The Amiga 500: soon to have 1 Meg? • The Amiga 2000: top of the range?

1
14 A M I G A FORMAT
equal vein, the Amiga is finding a niche machine a s having specific design is another growing held. AMIGADEVELOPERS'
with some mention being made of
ries as
licative
for itself with the video enthusiast.
Commodore were proud o f the
strengths suited t o particular
uses. The visual aspect is very use by architects and of a five-fold
ADVISORYBOARD
recog- fact that What Video magazine important," he stresses, noting speed gain over the standard
talking voted it the most important video that the audio-visual power the Autoc ad system.
The Amiga Developers Advisory Board
iarket, peripheral o f the year: and it's machine delivers for the price is Networking, with Ethernet and
Arcnet already available, will also grew out of a meeting at the Commodore
mople been described as the most sig- its unique selling point. However,
come in for some serious atten- Show in June 1988. Its purpose is to act as
Amiga nificant development since t h e the perceived cheapness and flexi-
tion, and a cut-price network for a forum for ideas and to help sort out tech-
dency video camera. With a simple gen- bility of the Amiga may actually
from lock tool, the humble A500 can discourage some specialist users: schools is currently under test. nical problems. New software and hardware
anY provide a range of professional This latter example reflects the is made available by Commodore to be
: for
The
quality post-production facilities, "The Amiga: Amiga's attempt to move in on the
educational market (left somewhat
"beta tested" in actual use, and to be updat-
ed as a result of the experience: for
particularly useful f o r dropping
from
een a
captions, logos o r animation
sequences into any video picture.
voted most open by the gradual fading of the
BBC micro) and the BBC Emulator
instance. Workbench 1.3 underwent five
changes alter developers' testing. The
says Commodore see the Amiga for the Amiga has already sold
Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) and Workbench

home
as having great potential benefits important video more than a thousand copies,
which speaks for itself.
1.4 are now under test with 12 developers.
for the musician, too, denying
Perhaps the most glamorous A two-monthly mailshot gives details of
able
nous
vehemently that the ST has any
inherent superiority in this area
peripheral by professional use of the Amiga is in new prbjects. and also supplies technical
the heady media world of video notes to advise developers on problems:
vould
orne
except for an in-buift MIDI inter-
face, which can be bought quite
What Video" and television: it's even been spot- recent Kickstart 1.3 loading problems with
h cheaply anyway. The possibilities ted by Rahman's son in use on certain games on certain drives, for exam-
one of the Amiga's internal soundchip in a certain European country, we Rolf Harris's programme! And we ple. were traced to a loader that exceeded
ces- have barely, as yet, been touched. were told, every time the price are told t o expect some "very the specs laid down by Commodore.
test All these areas for home use of was increased sales went up. interesting developments" in the Developers are also asked to register
ih to the Amiga will b e even more Interactive video programs, near future...
their projects to avoid duplication of effort
ser, enhanced, we are assured, by a particularly for training purposes,
H A R D WA R E N E W S and unnecessary competition, whilst being
is a strong push from Commodore on represent one area 'Where the
A2000 needs t o g o " , s a y s The big news, of course, is of the guaranteed confidentiality in sensitive
the use of the computer's unique
Rahman. Desk-top presentation is imminent non-appearance in this areas. This comes across as a benevolent
igas multi-tasking capabilities. K e e p
Teat another "very strong area", partic- country o f the 68020-equipped version of Apple's coordination of Mac soft-
watching this space...
on ularly considering the high-quality A2500 workstation as an upgrade ware developments, intended to encourage
h is SERIOUS U S E S graphics the machine offers, arid development of the Amiga 2000, unique developments and seed ideas.
Meanwhile, the expandable A500 even using the computer as a of which there are more details Marketing opportunities are also opened up
this with its big brothers the B2000, delivery system for slides and the elsewhere in these pages. The and passed around within a European
ne's the possibly-to-be-released A2500 like. Desk (op publishing would not importance of development with forum. A test lab has been set up al
be and the pipeline A3000, shift the seem to be such a high priority, an upgrade capability i s highly
Maidenhead to make the very latest hard-
and Amiga up into the business user the niche having been amply filled stressed by Rahman, intended to
ware available in all the possible combina-
!ri a bracket. Once again, though, the already - "it's what you can offer protect Amiga owners from the
that's different that counts' - "technology trap that catches so tions, to which developers can bring their
lery impression Rahman Haleem gives
many machines that were once at software and test it themselves:
and is not of an ordinary computer although developments a r e
with expected o n a Commodore- the forefront of progress. Commodore don't touch pre-release
trying to compete in the serious
and world of accounts spreadsheets approved laser printer and other Next step up, currently i n product. although they will test it all post-
iics and word-processing. Instead, it is DIP peripherals shortly, following development, i s t h e A 3 0 0 0 , release. The new AGNUS chip is currently
iilar apparent t h a t h e s e e s t h e proper evaluation. Computer-aided employing a Motorola 68030 CPU available for development testing. •
to give a 600% speed increase So why do Commodore bother with all
running with a 25Mhz MMU and a
these expensive and time-consuming facili-
68882 processor. R u m o u r s
ties? Basically. Rahman Haleem sees devel-
abound of a development machine
under test by McDonnell Douglas opment support as an obligation for such a
in the States being glimpsed by a -young' machine: "The Amiga has been
local user group, but Commodore around for three years now. and three years
are playing their cards close to is not a long time." Support ensures the
their corporate chest... quality of Amiga software. which
This coyness, prompted by a naturally benefits sales of the machine.
laudable wish n o t t o harp o n helping -to break the chicken and egg situa-
about products that simply aren't tion" of no decent software, so no point
available, also delays news of the
buying' that has had such a detrimental
A2024 hi-res monochrome moni-
effect on other innovative machines. It
tor, which will feature 1K by I K
further serves to curtail harmful rumours
resolution and is clearly intended
for use with DIP or similar high- about Amiga technical problems. and gives
quality presentation functions. a picture ot development which puts
More excitingly, we can bring you Commodore in a good position to ascertain
the news that Workbench 1.4 is what they should undertake themselves, as
currently with 1 2 developers in they did with the BBC Emulator.
the UK for beta-testing in conjunc- Although Commodore UK do provide a
tion with the Enhanced Chip Set. technical support hotline for users, much
ECS, I t will feature a new non-
of their effort goes into dealer support, so
interlace high resolution graphics
your dealer should always be able to help if
mode and fast filing for floppies.
Again, watch this space... • you ever encounter any problems...
O The Amiga 2500: does it even exist?

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• The shots on this p a g e h a v e keyed into a central frame that had t o b e p l a y e d b a c k o n a n d generators i n this way. However,
been t a k e f r o m t h e ' R a g s T o looks like a photograph. re•shot from a monitor tilted at similar effects could be produced by
Riches' r o c k v i d e o , f e a t u r i n g The * p h o t o ' i s a m a t t e the right a n g l e t o b e m a t c h e d quite simply using sequences o f
Leicester group Crazybead. drawn over the still newspaper into the angled 'photo' key box. static, digitised images t o replace
A background o f newspa- image, a n d t h e l i v e a c t i o n i s the pre-edited video footage, with
per clippings b u i l d s u p w h i l e keyed i n a s a s e c o n d v i d e o Mote that Only the more expensive only a comparatively minor less of
the l i v e a c t i o n c o n t i n u e s , source. T h e live action footage genlock units can be used as matte quality in the finished product.)
NEE

• Another shot f r o c k video features a static h e a d w i t h


pre.edited picture k stars within the lenses of the shades.
With the free d head running through t h e Amiga t w o
lens shapes were u s i n g a particular colour. This colour was
then used a s t h e 'key' on which t h e second video source would
appear. I n this case, t h r e e VCRs would b e needed: o n e f o r t h e
head, one for the stills in the lenses and one t o record the com-
posite image. The photos must be filmed t o video separately and
positioned in the frame so as to completely cover the key.

16 A U K
The hardware a t the heart o f RGB monitor output, the genlock minimum of equipment might De
power of I6-bit machines aug- Amiga video production i s the effectively acts a s a real-time advised to follow a different cre-
I n much the same way that the 'matte' generator: anyone familiar ative path. Realistically, would be
mented by MIDI compatibility genlock. This ingenious device
has opened a world of opportunity enables pictures from the Amiga with the blue-screen 'chromakey' Allan Temples need an Amiga with
to electronic musicians, t h e to he composited with a video system used in TV broadcasting one meg of memory; two video
Amigas superior graphics capabill- source from VCR. Camcorder or will see immediate comparisons, recorders; a genlock device; and
ties combined with genlocking even another Amiga. There's a variety of genlocks specific software packages,
promise similar opportunities for Any output T V o r monitor on the market, starting at just depending on the image required.
the amateur video producer. picture is built up with hundreds of under i100 for use with domestic A catalogue o f additional
However, t h e often-misleading scan lines, all of which are drawn standard videos. After that, the equipment might fill the rest of the
hype that surrounds the topic and redrawn around 50 times a limiting factor is cash: investment magazine, but to make the whole
belies the true nature of the beast: second. To enable the separate is reflected in increasing picture process a little less painful, inter-
anyAmiga owner who buys a gen- images t o b e combined, their quality and system flexibility. ested parties should take a look at
lock with the intention of creating signals must be synchronised by a video camera of some sort (a
'Roger Rabbit II' is going to be locking together the line and frame T H E R E C I P E FOR second-hand Camcorder is fine,
sadly disappointed. But with the sync generators of each source, SUCCESS although shoestring budgets can
right equipment, plenty of time hence the name 'genlock'. B y Video production i s hardware always stretch to short-term rental
and some patience, impressive keying the video signal onto a intensive, so anyone who doesn't or even to filming in Super 8mm
results can quickly be obtained. specified colour within the Amiga's have or can't afford access to the with subsequent transfer to video).
18 AMIGA FORMAT.
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• PLAYBACK TRAINING LOGO.


Gradually, still photos of this training
company's w e l l - k n o w n c r e a t i v e
directors a r e covered w i t h artwork
to build up their logo.
For reasons o f clarity, footage o f
photos w a s s h o t i n p r e f e r e n c e t o
using d i g i t i s e d i m a g e s . T h e s e w e r e
gentocked i n t o a 0 P a i n t t i a n d
Videoscape 30 sequence which gradu-
ally draws i n frames o f 2 0 and 3 D
animation, O n c e t h e faces a r e com-
pletely c o v e r e d , t h e g e n l o c k i s
switched out in order to prevent any
break-up o f t h e a r t w o r k w h i c h u s e s
white, t h e s a m e colour a s t h e key.
The animation continues until the final
logo is displayed in its entirety.

Memory space i s always a t a IF files and then re-touch o r


premium, but never more so than animate them as necessary using
when fiddling around with graphic a suitable art package,
images, Extra RAM, second drives An imposing shopping list, but
and hard drives become increas- not totally outside the realms of
ingly important as more and more possibility, especially for a group
computer-generated artwork i s of friends, or for members of a
employed in the video production. video workshop (a visd to local
A digitiser provides a rapid information bureaux should yield
route for the creation of graphics, the location of any facilities in the
• To i n t r o d u c e a B a s s D i s t r i b u t i o n c o n f e r e n c e , A l t e r n a t i v e I m a g e and can be used as a base for area). And although the right hard-
designed a 3 D r o b o t , u s i n g V i d e o s c a p e w h o s e l i p a n d b o d y m o v e - hand-drawn artwork or to provide ware is a vital necessity, it's not
ments a r e s y n c h r o n i s e d t o d u b b e d n a r r a t i v e . a source o f static photograph- really how much you've got but
Live-action f o o t a g e o f a n a p p r o a c h i n g B a s s t r u c k i s r u n a n d
then f r e e z e - f r a m e d . T h e g e n l o c k e d l o g o z o o m s i n a n d t h e r o b o t quality material f o r inclusion in what you do with it; the important
slides u p i n t o f u l l v i e w . T h e t r u c k i m a g e t h e n f a d e s t o b l a c k , l e a v - composite sequences. Similarly, a thing is to have at least a clear
ing t h e r o b o t t o b e g i n h i s i n t r o s p e e c h . real-time frame grabber can be idea of what the final image is to
All 3 D a n i m a t i o n s e q u e n c e s p r o d u c e d b y A l a r e e x e c u t e d i n t h e be. Storyboarding is a good habit
employed to great effect_ It allows
same w a y, u s i n g c o m p r e s s e d f i l e s p l a y e d b a c k a t 2 0 - 3 0 f r a m e s p e r
second o n t o v i d e o t a p e . R e c o r d e d s e c t i o n s c a n t h e n b e e d i t e d you to take images from already- to get into, allowing precise pre-
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A whole sequence f r o m a backdrop. another digitised photo.
Walkers C r i s p s t r a i n i n g v i d e o The o b j e c t f a l l s t o w a r d E a r t h Live footage of t h e production
shows h o w i m a g e s f r o m more O Paint a r t w o r k - and pass- lirwi forms a background for the
different s o u r c e s c a n d o v e t a i l es b y a s p i n n i n g s a t e l l i t e t o object tailing among crisps.
together. approach images of Earth grabbed A piece of paper is lifted o •
To r e p r e s e n t s o m e a l i e n sub, from photos using Dagi•View. the c o n v e y o r b e l t . a n d w e c u t t o
stance a p p e a r i n g i n t h e p r o d u c - As w e e n t e r t h e a t m o s p h e r e . the n a r r a t o r w h o stands a g a i n s t a
tion l i n e , a 3 0 o b j e c t c r e a t e d a pair of 3 0 O t s fly past a digi- Walkers l o g o ; a c t u a l l y a s u b t l e
In Vide-escape w a s a n i m a t e d t u m - tised cloudscape, while the object shot incorporating O Paint art gen-
bling t h r o u g h ' s p a c e ' . a 0 P a i n t continues toward the factory: pet locked over live action.

to be outlined before and during shows, handling graphic design, flexible and viable alternative t o run a bureau service for the cost-
production of the sequence. The photography a n d even looking any specific hardware, also dou- effective production of slides for
careful planning o f palettes can after some of the sound work. bling as an entry-level computer presentations, promotions etc.
also avoid arty problems which Their links with M e Amiga generated graphics system. A n
might occur when dealing with started from the need for a cheap A2000 was purchased at the end IMAGE PROCESSING
keys of different colours. caption generator. For little extra of 1987, which currently boasts Alternative Image are fortunate
outlay. 1.)(2 Amiga was seen as a 4.5 megs RAM, a 20-meg hard enough t o h a v e professional-
SEEING IS B E L I E V I N G drive and two floppies. I t also quality equipment placed at their
Ablemstive beige
The images reproduced on these includes a turbo board composed disposal. However, most o f the
pages are all taken from videos of a 68020 processor with 68881 effects described here could, with
produced b y Alternative Image. maths co-processor, 68851 mem- some effort, be reproduced using
an amateur set-up, with only a

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This Leicester-based company ory management chip and 2 megs
first appeared on 1984 as a small of 32-bit dynamic RAM! generally, minor reduction in quality.
production unit with the intention one mean mother of an Amiga. Alongside an impressive array
of creating visual media for small The most recent addition t o of equipment, the Al crew employs
businesses as well as industrial the studio is a Polaroid Palette a large library of art packages to
and community protects. Their which outputs IFF files directly onto create specific effects. Of these,
• T h e n k s t o Atternative I m a g e w h o there are a few which get used
work encompasses all manner of 35mm colour transparency film,
are: S t u a r t ! l i c k i n g , C l i v e Wa r d e n ,
presentations, including v i d e o Kathy Borg D'Anastast, Dave litorcom, producing very-high-quality screen more than most: used prima* in
productions and audio-visual slide shots. This now enables them to creating hi-res k e y areas for the

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re touching digitised images, i s
D e l u x e P a i n t I I . The arrival of
LO BAND U•MATICS P r o f e s s i o n a l video D e l u x e P a i n t I l l ( i 9 0 ) now
recording and playback equipment, w h i c h facilitates the inclusion of simple
provides the n e s t step-up in quality from
and rapidly-produced animation.
Replaced in an a m a t e u r system by
domestic quality VCRs. T h e r e is • venally
TV S h o w (E61) does wipe
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quality 1" t a p e to 3)4" H i and tolltionet script file to create synchronised
U- M a l l e , and down through Super VHS
sequences. (Anyone wanting t o
(semi-professional quality V H S ) to
domestic V H S and Eletamas tapes.
include Amiga-generated sounds
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CAMERA - Sony M A analogue. A digital 'chip* c a m e r a to era, Action). TV Show can also
another future purchase, but t h e Sony still m a n a g e s to move single bit-mapped images
produce the goods. The current range of h o m e video around, although this function has
cameras is vast: no doubt there are s o m e prime
maw now been superceded t o some
second-hand bargains to be p i c k e d up as w e l l
degree by Deluxe Paint in,
Aegis V i d e o t i t l e r ( 1 9 6 )
VISION MIXER - uses Amiga fonts in any resolution
A l l o w. a number and comes with four stretchable
of video sources
fonts, which can be scaled, com-
to be combined
with wipes,
pressed o r condensed and still
SPECIAL EFFECTS
dissolves, retain their true outline. It also fea-
GENERATOR - A s the
name suggests. Ilies
lades etc. tures a variety of wipe transitions
bos of tricks allows A nevi p i e c e of and captioning effects, and can
video sources to be hardware cMled
the VideoC e n t e r animate t i t l e s easily, creating
mixed and composited
(G2 Systems; .anim files like Videoscape does.
using variable hard and
soft-edged mattes. £595) allows Version 2,0 of Videoscape
Both the SEG a n d TBC video and Amiga 3D (,f125) is used in preference
are pretty high-tech signals to be
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beasts and are difficult
to imitate on similar fashion rendering. However, w i t h t h e
a domestic and features slide controls for lades and advent o f S c u l p t 4 D (L368)
level. But adjustable mis levels. including a 68020-compatible
software
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DUAL C H A N N E L TIME BASED CORRECTOR intend t o produce lull ray-traced
Aegis Vi d e o
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reflections. (Sculpt 4 0 Junior is
Studio (C92(,
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TV Show and
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Video Wipe
picture. mosaics. lades, w i p e s , reveals e t c , out the ray-tracing facilibesl_
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EDITING CONTROL U N I T A the Amiga, such as the of the image. PIP is also used to
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interested. Provides fine which comes in at CSIO
clean up pictures, de-focus them,
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mages Talespin is a package which allows the collecting together of drawings, texts and
onhas sounds onto a series of pages together to form an interactive story, guide or textbook,
some which is read purely by clicking the mouse on the drawings or texts. Variables may be
used to control the flow of narrative or record progress made. Talespin itself is entirely
li96) mouse-driven and very user-friendly, requiring no programming skills for its use. It
olubon includes an art package as well as importing Neochrome, Degas or IFF picture files
chable and also imports ST-Replay or Amiga A.M. A.S. created Digitised Sound. The use of
corn- sound is optional_ Its facilities include giving full details of disk space usage, location
of all pages referring to any particular page, drawing, sound or variable, completely
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interactive development allowing changes to any part of a title at any time, the copying
io lea- of drawings and sounds from other titles, the 'chaining' to other titles allowing the
stons spreading of a story or textbook across several disks, and the provision of Demo
I can mode, which allows a title to run on its own for demonstration purposes.
eating WHAT IS IT FOR?
ies It can be used to create interactive adventure games, for profit, pleasure or instruction.
:ape Or in business to create a sales demonstration, or product servicing manual. Or in
rence education: either using Talespin itself to teach the design and logic of computer
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• 4 0 k is allocated to samples in II A little lateral thinking allows
a SMACK game, w h i c h allows a you t o c r e a t e e x t r a e f f e c t s b y
lair o l d b i t o f r a c k e t t o b e doing m o r e t h a n assign noises
appended t o t h e a c t i o n . T h e to obvious e v e n t s , l i k e bullets
Sound E d i t o r c o n t r o l s c r e e n , being f i n e d , o b j e c t s b e i n g
however, a l l o w s y o u t o m e d d l e picked u p a n d s o o n . T i n y o r
with the rate a t which a sample even i n v i s i b l e o b j e c t s c a n b e
_ 4 11 , 1 0 , t o r .

will be played back, so the same si 1 I • assigned a sound and triggered


• •
effect c a n b e u s e d a t different • • for additional effects. I n B l o o d
places w i t h i n a g a m e a n d y e t W' Bullets, f o r instance, a t i n y
sound c o m p l e t e l y d i f f e r e n t . object that travels with a line of
Examine S l a p ' p i ' T i c k l e i n soldiers shoots off bullets which
SEUCK, t o r instance, a n d you'll have the effect "Fire!" tagged to
find t h a t o n e s o u n d i s u s e d f i v e them. S o a s t h i s r o w o f enemy
times: b u t y o u ' d n e v e r r e a l i s e troops m a r c h e s d o w n t h e
this w a s the case by just playing screen, their commander simply
the g a m e . For continuous noise, appears to be shouting "Firer' at
effects c a n b e looped: t h e t a n k regular intervals.
in Blood 'a' Bullets drives across
the screen accompanied b y t w o
looped samples.
The S o u n d E d i t o r c o n t r o l 9-1-9
screen a l l o w s a d e s i g n e r t o
fiddle around with a sample that ;
has b e e n a s s i g n e d a s o u n d
effect number, adjusting the vol-
ume and sample rate a t which it
will b e p l a y e d , a n d previewing
the e f f e c t o f a d j u s t m e n t s b y
clicking on t h e EFFECT button.

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ous scroll c a n b e applied t o t h e
background of a game created in
SEIM'S, o r you c a n combine a l l
three together in different levels
of t h e s a m e production. A p p l y
some o f t h a t g o o d o f ' l a t e r a l
thinking, a n d i t ' s p o s s i b l e t o
come u p w i t h a g a m e l i k e
Psycho B l a s t , w h i c h i s q u i t e
different f r o m y e r t r a d i t i o n a l
shoot-em .up. squire.
A f e w words o f explanation.
The player - t h e pink daisy-like
creature - is confined to the cen-
tral square i n t h e playzerie a n d
41_1tAerareph -
can shoots a single missile with
a prod o f t h e fire button. Geo-
metric s hapes t u m b l e o n t o t h e
screen and hang around firing a t
•-N,41 4 . at
the play er until they are all shot
or t h e l e v e l t i m e r h a s c o u n t e d
down t o zero, w h e n t h e a c t i o n
moves to the next level.
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to t h e original number of sprite and background


Palac masterplan, Amiga utilities that Chris had written. They
A cc
Shoot 'Em Up Construction were talking over a few game.
Kit should have been released plans with Palace when the idea of

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about six months ago, but its only producing a construction kit based
t appearing in the shops now: on the utilities came up, and a lew •
why the delay? SEUCK has months later SELICK was launched
effectively been re-written, explains to an appreciative audience.
Palace supremo Pete Stone_ l o t s Last year, work began on an
of little changes have been made, Amiga conversion with Richard
but they are all important ones. Leinfellner in charge of the project.
GRAEMEKIDDfindsthattheeasywayto We're releasing a product which
has been revamped.*
Six or seven months' work followed
which resulted in the early version
SELICK originally appeared on seen by magazines around Christ-
beaGamesDesigneristodoityourselfwith the Commodore 64 a couple of
years ago. The Sensible Software
mastime. Then Sensibles Jon Hare
was called i n t o u s e Amiga

Palace'sShoot'ErnUpConstructionKit... guys, Chris Yates and Jon Hare,


were working on Wizbalt using a
SEUCK to write a trio of games
that would accompany the final
••••••••••••••••
allows • Building t h e N u m b e r 4 s p r i t e • Enemy objects, or aliens as far
Cis b y in t h e e d i t o r. T h e t h r e e . d i g i t as t h e player is concerned, c a n
noises counter a t t h e t o p l e f t o f t h e be linked t o g e t h e r by assigning
bullets gamescreen w a s c u n n i n g l y the s a m e f l i g h t p a t h t o t h e m ,
being assembled f r o m a s e q u e n c e o f thus creating a w a v e o f follow-
iroy or ten different sprites - t h e digits me aliens like these t a k e n from
an b e '0' t o ' 9 ' - grouped t o g e t h e r a s Slap ' n ' T i c k l e . S h u t t l e t h e
oered an e n e m y o b j e c t a n d c o p i e d objects c l o s e r together a n d
Blood twice t o g i v e t h r e e t e n - d i g i t composite sprites l i k e t h e e n d .
a tiny objects. T h e three enemy object of-level d r a g o n s i n S p a c e
line of counters w e r e then animated a t Harrier may easily be created.
which appropriate d i f f e r e n t s p e e d s
ed to and p l a c e d i n p o s i t i o n o n t h e
nemy background a s s t a t i c e n e m y
DESTINATION objects t o give a digital readout
the
imply el 0 I S that gives all t h e appearance o f
r• at SPRITE No_ decrementing in real time.
241 E 1

SPRITE
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n 0 15

LASTFRAME DELAY
LE X I T 15 1 7 15 0 15 FINIrovol

• During play, a w h i t e highlight


cycles round t h e 'petals' o f t h e
player's d a i s y. C l o s e e x a m i n a -
tion o f t h e Psycho Blast Player
One O b j e c t i n S E U C K r e v e a l s Collision
that the animation sequence for
the c y c l i n g w h i t e p e t a l u s e s Fire drection Enesonj to shop
eighteen a n i m a t i o n f r a m e s ( O - Fire rate
M only eight o f which cycle
Enetrezi Die I I Yes e l
the w h i t e p e t a l : i n t e r m e d i a t e likdat speed Ship Die E l Yes
frames move a highlight o n the
dome of the daisy, adding to the Expkosion SD( &MON to bullet
effect. An impressive and appar-
ently c o m p l i c a t e d a n i m a t i o n
Enewej Die S Yes
has b e e n b u i l t u p f r o m simple Bullet Die E l Yes i s
building b l o c k s i n t h e s p r i t e Explosion Object I I 1 6 e l
editor: the basic daisy has been
drawn, copied lots of times and
aukt object n 6 o "—maw'
then the copies titivated slightly
to p r o d u c e t h e f i n a l e i g h t e e n • On this MOW% OW attributes of the enemy objects can b e edited,
frames of animation. ensuring that characteristics like speed and sound are appropriate.

ii Ackage, and suddenly things the n a i S w i r l come with and start knocking up a game, to bullet and had b o x as an
Degan to evolve. "I needed some- three sound directones, each con- get the most Out of the package enemy with a r e f . s e as the
:Jibe to write a game in it to find all taining 25 files, and you can now you'll need to give the manual a explosion when the enemy takes a
the pitfalls. I began to get the feed- load i n any I F sound sample. close read and plan your game hit. The best way to start, accord-
nack I needed when Jon started on Richard created a l l t h e vocal before starting w o r k . Lateral ing to Jon Hare, is to load in one
2 the project," Richard explains. Jon effects himself, and everything thinking is the key to producing of the example games, play for a

1
as on the phone t o Richard else was collected from a tape good SEUCK software. while, then start taking it to pieces
almost daily, with suggestions for library at Pinewood. "I hope that SEtiC( is a versatile utility, in R U C K , meddling with t h e
tweaks to make the software more people mil organise themselves,- capable of producing games that parameters. Experiment t o your
competent and more user•friendly. he explains, a n d start collecting are much more than vertically. heart's content. You'll soon get a
At the same time, musician their o w n sounds, swapping scrolling shootem-ups t a s t h e feel for the possibilities...
Richard Joseph was working on sample disks and so on." example game Psycho B l a s t SEUCK will cost around £29 95
rl sounds for the three games Jon Three example games accom- reveals) providing you understand and contain three disks: the Master
•.vas writing as well as building a pany the kit: Brood B u l l e t s , fully how the package works and Editor, which is the keydisk; the
library of samples to accompany Slap Ti c k l e , and Psycho Blast. can think laterally. I t would b e Sound Disk which contains the
3 the finished package. Leinfellner SEUCK is completely mouse and quite possible to do a Paperboy- sample libraries; and a copyable
happily took musical suggestions ioystick driven, and while the temp- style game, s o long a s y o u disk containing all the files needed
on hoard as well, and as a result tation may be to dive straight in remembered to make the paper a to run a stand-alone game design.
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hardware
131 We all knoss Just how
it with left and right RCA phono jack brilliant the Amiga's sound
inputs, 3.5mm mic input and recording chip is. and that it's
level control slider; a disk containing the capabk or producing life-
main controller software program, pre-
like siKinds. From the latest
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ware. software and an
DOCTORING T H E M O U S E
ordinary sound source
Getting started couldn t be simpler. You
such as a Walkman or CD
connect the hardware unit to the parallel
port on the Amiga, hook u p your player... and ),ou'll soon he
Walkman or CD player t o the phono • The Futuresound 500 software in action: this is what the sample looks like. mixing, doctoring. sam-
socket o r sockets (depending o n pling editing and splicing
whether you want mono or stereo sam- vate. With the software you can listen to executed. We've used better sampling with the best or 'en).
ples) and load up the sampler software. any incoming sounds, record and play software before, but if this bothers you
Once the software's running, you back a sample, alter the rate of play- too much you'll probably be able to use
control everything with the mouse, just back/record, select mono o r stereo your o l d sampling software w i t h
clicking on the function you want to acti- recording, switch the high-pass fitter on FutureSound's hardware: thus having the
or off, monitor the incoming sound's sig- best of both worlds.
SOUNDIT OUT nal (allows you to adjust to just the right The manual i s a n easy read,
recording level), magnify the sound sam- although it may confuse the complete
So you think y o u know your stuff, ple's graph, select one of the four possi- novice at first_ Bad marks for not includ-
eh? Well here is a run-down o f the ble Amiga sound channels, select either ing an index, but this can be forgiven in
tech-specs of Futuresound 500. chip or fast RAM (if you've got extra the light of it being only 44 pages long.
RAM you can have bigger samples), edit In conclusion, we can recommend
• FutureSound Is an 8-bit sound sam-
your sample using standard cut and FutureSound without any hesitation t o
pler, utilising the Texas Instruments
Ti 548 high-speed analogue-to-digital
paste commands, and load and save anybody wanting to experience Amiga
convertor. your samples. sampled-sound making a t first hand.
This is the best sound sampler package
• FutureSound is capable of record- SOUNDS ALL RIGHT TO US on the Amiga, and although the software
ing samples a t a maximum rate o f FutureSound i s a s o u n d sampler's is rather primitive, the hardware is first-
42,118, samples per second in mono. delight. From the sturdy hardware to the class. You'll have a great deal of fun
Unfortunately, t h e A m i g a c a n Only efficient software, everything you need (and more than a touch of frustration)
output a sampled sound at a rate of is on hand. As far as the hardware's along the way, and you'll end up with
28,000 samples per second.
concerned, we haven't seen anything results which can be used in your own
better on the market_ We tested it Out programs, in other sound creation o r
• The 3.5mm mic input is designed to
be used in-conjunction with a low- with other sound sampling software and composition packages, or saved to disk,
impedance m i c r o p h o n e ( 2 0 0 - 8 0 0 discovered i t worked better than the reserved for the next time you need to
ohms), and the phono inputs are able original hardware every time! Noise dis- manufacture a hit record!
to take a maximum of 2.5 volts peak ruption is kept to a minimum, and the
to peak. on-board recording-level control is a real FILITURESOUND 5 0 0
solid gold bonus. £79.95 E Amiga 500/2000
• FutureSound can handle two types As far as software is concerned, • Special a d a p t e r c a b l e
of file format: straight IFF (one-shot
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or 3 Octave) or J ukeBox style.
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ular ARP (AmigaDOS Replacement
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Project) file requester system. this just translates into every function
being easily accessible and instantly

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the Amiga games scene.
CREEN
PLAY
Why is i t the definitive guide to
Amiga gaming? Well, the magazine is
staffed by one o f the most experi-
enced teams i n games reviewing.
Every game is played by at least TWO
people before a conclusion i s dis-
cussed and decided. We won't judge a
game on the strength of any number
of demos, screenshots, or other ver-
sions. 'loutl be buying the games, youll
be playing them, so we want to make
sure that you can buy in confidence.

GRAPHICS
(Jood graphics are an important part of any
game: if the power is there, it should be
used to the full. Both still and moving
graphics are under scrutiny, but graphics
alone do not a great game make

SOUND
stereo capabihbes the last i!irig you
want to hear are Spectrumesque beeps,
right! Tile tunes arid effects add atmo
Sphere to a game and good sound r.ati
greatty increase enjoyment of a game.

INTELLECT
Howmuch real thought do you have to put
in to play the g,arn& l u s t because a
garne's mindless doesn't mean it's bad, but
agame with a high Intellect rating tells you
mediately you'll have to think hard to
!' rnaXiMUM

ADDICTION
Howeasy r, a game to pick up and play?
Howmuch sheer fun will you get from it?
Nit you keep coming back? Important
questions that are answered when you
check the Addiction rating,

OVERALL
pi,r(nlitage mark that takes into account
all the above ratings, pkis all the added
extras like price, packaging and documen
labor'.

THE TEAM
Andy Smith, mio was with ACE right tr!,!
FOOTBALL LIKE NEVER BEFORE
,liff One, is a 'twelve hours-a-day' gang
tan and one of life's natural gamosplayer
Heloves any type of game, be it a shy,'
ernup, strategy game, arcade adventure
Bob Wade started reviewing with Personal
Computer Games and has worked f o r
hatAil, Amstrad Action and ACE. There's
loone with a better Idea of what makes a
good game.

OWERDROME HENEWZEA S T O R
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You can choose to take part in
Months without a footle sim several t y p e s o f tournament:
I r sandathen
funnytwo
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game, at Brian.
once. these range from the full-blown
None o f that management non- World Cup Finals, via a league or
sense here either: lust charging a two-player Nerdy fixture to an
around a pitch tackling, dribbling, individual challenge tournament in
shooting. saving and scoring. which the player attempts to beat
Two varieties of the game are progressively h a r d e r t e a m s .
included: outdoor (British style, These competitions remain the
the more familiar kind) •••icl indoor same for both types of soccer,
six-a-side (US style, a faster game with two of more players able to
on a smaller pitch), The pitch is take part in all but the challenge.
viewed from above and scrolls in During the game you control a
all directions, with goals situated single player, a n d switching ball.
between team members can be Goatmouth
at top and bottom of the play area.

34 AMIGA FORMAT
during games of between ten and
and the chances are a full ninety minutes of real time.
M e n b mental
o n the
i m name
a g e sAnco,
o f All the action i s viewed from
scantily-clad poker-playing women above and you control the player
will pop into the average games- in the best position to get at the
player's head. This stereotype is ball: the character under control is
not entirely fair — because Anco highlighted by a black line. The
have released some great titles in game has been designed so that
the past, including Karting Grand players automatically dribble the
NIX - but perhaps Kick Off will go ball whenever they come into
some w a y towards changing contact with it. Shots or passes to
Anco's image in the public eye. It's another player simply require a
the first in what promises to be a tap on the fire button, and the
strong range of products coming longer the button is held down,
upover the next few months. the higher the ball will go.
As you might guess, Kick Off Because of the dribbling it's
is a football game. One or two tough to get used to turning with
players can compete, each con-
trolling a full eleven-a-side team
the ball, so for the first match or
two you'll end up kicking the ball 0,
—and the eorneeklek is given: can the Reds pad it away this time?
GRAPHICS AND SOUND hall-way up the pitch in completely Russia are extremely fast and very
the wrong direction! You can hold skillful. A coin is tossed at the
Terrific scrolling and animation compliment the gameplay, and the the f i r e button d o w n before
sound effects (whistles, crowd reactions and ball being kicked or start of the match to determine
making contact to trap the bal; whether you play up the pitch
bouncing off the goalpost) add lots of atmosphere. Triffic, Brian!
and turn in any direction you wish, (screen) or down. Then you select
then release the button to kick the a fine-up, 4-24 for attacking play,
ball. This makes things easier, but 5-3-2 tor sweepers and so on,
by taking advantage o f t h e and dive straight into the match.
'practice' option you'll be in much Anco have really delivered the
better shape t o play against goods here. Kick Off is the best
someone who's trying to beat you. football game on the Amiga t o
Once confident w i t h t h e date and should be in any games-
controls, you can choose to play player's library, whether he or she
a single game or to compete in is a fan of real football or not.
the league (the players and the Andy Smith
computer can have their skill level
adjusted, from International class
right down to Sunday League). GRAPHICS a
There are eight teams in the
league (so up to eight people can SOUND 5
compete, if each selects a differ-
ent team) and each team has a ,INTELLECT 3
different playing style and skill
ADDICTION
level. For example, West Germany
• —but the goalkeeper manages to push the ball past the post—
tend to tackle heavily (not always
to their own advantage) while
OVERALL 91%

is gained by g into ly reduce the o e r i


ball of tackling the player with the ing area and don't improve the
ball. The ball sticks to the ends of gameplay a t all. The action i s
a player's boots until he is tackled much slower as well, losing the
or kicks it, so dribbling is easy. adrenalin rush of non-stop action.
Kicks a r e split into three This is not a bad game, but
types: volleys, chips and banana just is not as good as Kick Off. It
shots. The banana shots can be has more features though: the
quite spectacular, but they bend indoor league is of particular inter-
far more than a real ball would. est, and the different types o f
3 1 4 1 N D The computer opponents range competition add interest too.
Big cartoony graphics, but V I M -
from kickabout-in-the-park cannon Bob Wade
they move sluggishly and
fodder to the 1-cost-L3million-and,
are not very well animated.
you'rehve-nii-down superteams.
Thescrolling is not as good i l l i k
One of the annoying features GRAPHICS 6
as it should be either. In this 1
of Microprose Soccer is that you ROUND
instance 'large and stripy'
can run straight through the man
'oses out t o 'small and i
'detailed. There's a lot more r , M E in possession without actually
tackling him. To tackle, the fire INTELLECT 3
in the way of music, jingles • D"6121_ ing 1 6 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 P W
button has to be pressed. It's not
'-icl effects than in Kick a n - a . s i d e ga " " 1 " 1 " gw1"1-
a serious pain, but this and sever- ADDICTION 6
1-f,all of which are good with the exception of a dire tackling effect. al other factors make it lose out
to Kick Off in the 'best footle
OVERALL 67%
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Luke and has 80 aliens per moon • The screen mists
)0 to blast in this 3D Battlezonelike as y o u t a k e a h i t
tank shootem-up. You view the This t a n k is a formidable opponent.
from a n o t h e r aleen
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smarter. for example, Squashers As a 31) shoot-ern-up it's one
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ADDICTION 7 which appear from Moon Two of the best around, The filled•3D to deal with the tougher enemies
onwards can only be destroyed by graphics are slightly jerky, but are remains, and with 800 to blast
OVERALL 7 9 % dropping an atomic bomb in their at least fast. The title music is far you won't finish in a hurry.
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shield strength. Unfortunately, the Good coin-ops d o n ' t always
Tengen label, o n which great, with the explosions worthy
tank is very fuel-hungry so you'll make good computer games but, of particular note. Sound is not so
D o m mosta r k major
launch the
Atari new
coin-op also have to collect fuel canisters. happily, Vindicators does. T h e impressive: sampled tunes are
conversions will appear for three After bombing a control centre the 'viewed f r o m almost directly reasonable but effects are weak.
years, with this space-tank shoot- player enters a bonus room above' perspective works well and Vindicators i s an outof-the-ordi-
erri-up for one or two players. littered with goodies to collect, the sprites and backgrounds are nary shoot-ern-up, very addictive
Controlling an SR 88 Strategic
Battle Tank, the player must elimi- and playable, especially when
nate each one o f 14 mutt-level played with a friend. This is a
space stations, sent to conquer good start for the Tengen label:
let's hope everything that follows
earth by the evil alien Tangent
in the future is just as good.
Empire, by finding and destroying
the control centre at the heart of Andy Smith
each station. To reach the next
level, the player must locate and GRAPHICS 8
trundle over a key. —
Each level i s defended with SOUND 4
turrets and roaming tanks, but to
make your job slightly easier a INTELLECT 3
number of star symbols lying on
the floor can be collected arid ADDICTION 7
traded f o r goodies s u c h a s •
increased shot power, speed and U W i t h t w o p l a y e r s ' t a n k s o n t h e roll, t h e r e ' s s o m e f u e l u p f o r g r a b s .
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tirtus At-
he Japanese have some
wacky i d e a s w h e n i t
comes to coin-ops: take
Bubble Bobble, the tale o f two
bubble-blowing brontosauruses
that went down a storm in the
arcades a n d converted v e r y
successfulty to the computer.
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have a little yellow Kiwi, complete
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• Dispose o f that floating t e d d y bear quickly, because i f you jump
cages by a bad al' walrus. Still, it
into that balloon on the right lye could pose you a few problems. worked in the arcades and now,
thanks t o Ocean, every Amiga
owner has the Chance to play this
enchanting game at home.
In case you hadn't guessed
already, you control the yellow
bundle of fluff in this oh-so-cutesy
platform game that's not a million
miles away from Bubble BobbIe
and Super Mario Bros. T h e
action's all viewed in two dimen-
sions, and there are five levels to
play through, each level made up
of four sub-levels with the fourth
sublevel guarded by an end-of-
• Now you have t a k e n t o the balloon and a r e airborne, follow t h e level nasty that needs destroying
green arrows which will lead you towards your caged friend. before you can progress.
Again as if you'd not guessed,
the sub-levels are guarded by a
bunch o f _ well, you can't really
call them nasties, because they
appear t o be teddy bears and
snails! But contact with them will
cause you to lose one of an initial and lasers, t o be obtained bj
three lives. For self-defence you're shooting certain baddies: most
armed with a small bow, from baddies simply turn into jucy
which to fire arrows at the baddies pieces of fruit, which are collected
(a bow and arrow? Well, you for bonus points. Some baddies
might have known, really). fire back, though, so keep on your
There a r e a l s o o t h e r toes to dodge their shots.
weapons, including bombs As well as the baddies, there
• Still airborne and following t h e arrows. You've manged to change are objects in the scenery that
your bow and arrow for bombs, which spells trouble for meshes. can kill you, such as spikes on
the floor that must be jumped
over. The levels (and sub4eve4s1
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name in the world of ice
p r i d hockey,
e of Canada, biggest
but still virtually
unknown in the UK: that's Wayne
Gretzky. In North America he has
achieved the sporting god status
reserved for Ian Botham and Daley
Thompson over here_
Like recent soccer games, its
viewed from overhead. The pitch
is about two screens wide and
scrolls horizontally as the puck
moves from end to end. While not
visually stunning, this display is
functional, because y o u c a n
always tell exactly what's going
on_
As with most American sports
games, this one loves statistics. • A n action replay
There are whole screens full of of a f o u l i n g i n c i -
dent: t h e g u y I n
information and options, which are 9mon. bottom Cell*
useful o n t h e coaching s i d e tre, h a s j u s t f l e d .
because you can alter everything tened an opponent.
from individual players' attributes
to the lines' (best described as • melelgue Yaks s s s / I i % -
preset team line-ups for particular

GRETZKY
situations: attacking, defending,
taking penalties and so on). You
can opt to control a player, coach,
both o r neither. T h e coach
decides which lines to play: the
strategic side of the action.
On the ice, you control one

HOCKEY
player at a time but can switch
between any of them except for
the goalie. All the rules o f ice
hockey must be obeyed, so there
are penalties for charging, holding,
tripping, cross-checking, elbowing,
high-sticking, hooking, roughing,
slashing, spearing and anything
else ending in •-ing'. You can also BETHESDA SOFTWORKS E24•99 MOUSE OR JOYSTICK
have fights and instant replays to
add even more realism.
Options allow skill levels arid but later on there is more satisfac- be arranged into lines of your own
playing time t o b e altered: a tion to be derived from it through choosing_ A s well a s changing
GRAPHICS
match against the professionals is gaining experience o f switching lines, the players can be made to
the ultimate challenge, and n o lines and learning tactics. operate certain pre-arranged plays SOUND 3
easy proposition. Starting at the In the long term, most reward to try to gain the upper hand. All in
can be obtained from the process all, this wealth of detail adds depth INTELLECT 4
most basic level, the game's very
easy t o play, b u t has hidden of creating your own teams. Each to an already good sports simula-
depths of strategy. To begin with, of the teams has ratings for 11 tion, making it one of the better
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skate around enjoying the game, the players are defined they can Bob Wade

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JOURNEY
languages zoo not toy specialty. But the Millet
are Dvarvish, and long ago I 1earned son* of
their yards. This f i r s t rune, 'Bern,' means a
'gate', and this second one, ' L a y, ' refers to
eed and other nasty things 'the plains'
D e a t haveh , stricken
pestilence,
thefamine
once-
fair lands and it seems that only The gate to the plains," I said, tutting two
and two together. B u t from where?
Asterix the wizard can save the
• • •
populace from complete despair, I-That is a simple question," Praxix replied,
Only problem is, Asterix opted -A tiOre interesting one would be 'How shall
out of the rat race some time ago. we get i t to open?"
ice He now lives alone atop a moun-
tain and he's none too keen t o -Or better still, 'What do ve do now?"
Dansion receive visitors, so the first task in snarled Esher as, to everyone's surprise a
II g o i n g this keyviord-idriven adventure is to
round gate appeared, yawning wide before us.
ytes o f guide a party of (up to five) char-
-O w a i t The Party Individual Commands
acters to Asterix and ask his help. Ester Bergen--)
eek, a l l The screen i s divided into
se plus PPIXiX — ) Cast E x a m i n e T e l l Legend
t either three main sections: the top left is EOM, — )
-board given over to small pictures of the Kahoon — ) hog I n v e n t o r y
Multi- various locations, the top right is Game
he n e w where all text messages and gen-
Lrd2 i s eral location descriptions appear • When you're on a Journey, even the most unpromising rock can open up new opportunities. • the party
to t w o and the bottom part of the screen should wish to enter the door, the option keyword must be selected in the bottom left-fiend corner.

JOURNEY
'ported is where you select various key-
is it on. words that advance the adventure.
i•224.95 The keywords offered for selec-
tion depend on the characters in
the party, their current situation
(they might be in the middle of a
battle, or preparing to camp for
the night, for instance) and the
:alls on location. So playing the game is INFOCOM/ACTIVISION E29.99 MOUSE AND/OR KEYBOARD
ures a
or t h e very easy and consists of simply and easy to use and the puzzles
In I / 0 reading the messages and decid- are all very logical and intriguing.
leered
kmiga-
GRAPHICS AND SOUND ing which actions to take. It obviously won't appeal to hard-
In t h e Once you've found your way ened shoot-em-up fans, but any-
gaDOS to Asterix's abode, the adventure one who likes games that require
The small pictures are
ou t h e adequate, b u t n o t
really starts. The quest involves thought input will be rewarded with
°table searching through the kingdoms many hours of enjoyment.
ware superb. Still, there are Andy Smith
of Dwarves, Elves, Nymphs and
El solid plenty of them and they other creatures both fair and foul
Parity help t o add t o t h e for seven sacred amulets that will
2 RAM atmosphere c r e a t e d 1GRAPHICS 7
extra enable the wizard t o fight the
mainly by the text. As
inally, Dread Lord. Progress is generally SOUND N I A
for sound: forget it (on
od u I e rapid if a little common sense is
a basic A500 anyway).
ttery- applied, but if you are completely
The lack of sound does 1INTELLECT 8
ystem little t o detract from
stuck the 'musings' option at the
end of the game hints at actions ADDICTION 5
the game however, so
that you should have taken.

1
65 don't let it put you off. • Picture a monster confrontation...
Altogether, Journey is good OVERALL 82%
fun_ The keyword system is simple

)dule International terrorists are a nasty • The


hunch, especially when they take Mayday
model control of foreign embassies and
Squad
y ff e r s wastes a
au do- threaten to blow them up. Luckily couple of
for civilisation, the Mayday Squad beret-clad
hard guerillas
Fast, is here.
before
river As the Squad's commander, planting
stics. you must select a team of three some high
les a (each member specialises in a explosive.
:o s e t certain area, such as explosives
or communications) who explore
the floors of the embassy, shoot-
35 ing terrorists before they score
too many hits on the team. The
aim is to rescue the ambassador's explosions, are extremely good.
All in all, with plenty of baddies to GRAPHICS 7
daughter and free the prisoners
before guiding them safely to the blast and some clever puzzles to
roof for collection by a helicopter: solve, it's enjoyable and exciting [SOUND
all within a time limit. for a while: but it is ultimately a
Each room is well drawn from simple 'search and shoot' game, liNTELLECT 3
a first-person perspective and the lacking in variety and lasting chal-
graphics are of very high quality, lenge despite the advantage o f
ADDICTION
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6 Andy Smith
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• We control the cyclic,
we c o n t r o l t h e c o l l e c -
tive: y o u a r e n o w e n t e r -
ing t h e ' C o o l e r G u n s h i p
lone. TAOS has acquired
• target, but what is it?

GUNS
MICROPROSE E24.95 JOYSTICK AND KEYBOARD
1 You've a whole range of weapons
to choose from, including guided
anti-tank Hellfire missiles, FEAR
rockets and a 30mm chain gun.
The cockpit is equipped with all
the latest gadgetry including TADS
(Target Acquisition and Designation
System) and radar and infra-red
warnings and jammers.
ifIGA Missions usually feature both
primary and secondary objectives,
kt -4PM 11-4MMXPIO Y O U R R H - 0 ' I A
absolutely nothing, then the so i f your 'canter isn't shot to
I t chances
'cyclic and 'collective'
are you've nevermean
pit- pieces on the first, you can go for
•-Lames ted your wits against a helicopter the second. The Apache is lightly
RI ST P511 N M 0- lael IPvAC7 flight sin). In a real helicopter the
pilot uses t w o joysticks: t h e
armoured. so can take a little flak
without crashing into the bush, but
16.1t0
15.10
1/1-10
15.10
FI Iith-EllihmtI IFPAKis: cyclic, which controls the pitch
and roll of the aircraft, and the
it's still vulnerable, so it's always
advisable t o land a t base f o r
14.30 collective, which controls t h e repairs if things start to look bad.
18.50 x7
12.10 CI I F 0. x
A R M iP11-111...
e 19 ) angle o f attack o f t h e rotor Should you complete a mission
12.10 El- N I - S
12_10 blades, so governing the lift. successfully, t h e chances a r e
r I OCPURRI R
FE ; baExmiT 9 ( ; (
t iNp T
In Gunship - a simulation of you'll he awarded a medal and
M X IMPS iHtiT 1 ) 0 0
the American A H 64A Apache maybe promoted.
5.10 helicopter - the player uses a joy- Gunship has plenty going for
5.10
Selecting a p a y l o a d : a s m u c h w e a p o n r y a s y o u r A H 6 4 A c a n h a n d l e , stick to control the cyclic and the it: the missions are numerous and
5.10
2.10 keyboard to control the collective. varied and it's high o n lasting
5.10
There are a number of missions to interest. The politics are dodgy,
010
5.10
5.10
GRAPHICS AND SOUND attempt, set in various parts of
the world and with different divi-
but i f you're not worried about
zapping gooks you'll find t h e
110
5.10 Sound is disappointing: sions of the American air force. As game entertaining, challenging
190 and packed with action.
3.90 the attack helicopter with most games of this nature,
3.10 sounds more l i k e a diving straight into missions is not Andy Smith
6.10
5.10 diesel bus struggling up a good idea until you've put in
2.10
/I_ 10 a one-in-four than the some flight practice and can han- GRAPHICS 7
3 i0
real thing, and explo- dle the 'copter confidently despite
sions aren't outstand- the weather. Fortunately you can SOUND 3
ing. The graphics are swing things slightly in your favour
fast and smooth, though, Preparing to attack an infants, = p o d . while training: f o r example, b y INTELLECT 6
and are certainly very making crash-landings impossible
colourful. Take the plunge, set everything on 'realistic' and volunteer or minimising cross-winds. ADDICTION 5
tor some of the more hazardous missions, and you'll find that Once you're competent, it's
Ganship is action-packed enough to keep you coming back for months. time to attempt a mission with a OVERALL 87%
difficulty level equal to your ability.

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high w i r e solely.
A% t h e y s a y i n
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by moving the joystick to the left


Slam, a multi-eventer set and right. If things are going well
F i l ollowing Grand
on another Monster
world, comes it's possible to attempt tricks such
Golden Goblins latest offering, a as scissor kicks, handstands and
multieventer set in the Big Top. backwards somersaults, e a c h
There are five events in which completed trick earning points.
you and a friend can participate. Survive the high wire and it's
The first is trampolining, on which time to try your hand at juggling,
you have a couple of minutes to with up to six tennis balls plus a
bounce around performing for- balancing ball on the foot and the
ward and backward somersaults occasional Indian club. As if that's
in order to impress the crowd and not enough, a midget clown riding
so score points. I n two-player a motorbike occasionally attempts
mode, each player controls a to run you down, so it's a good
character on his own trampoline, idea t o jump in the air a t the
but when one player starts a appropriate time and so avoid him!
somersault the other follows. The penultimate trick is quite
Having had a surfeit of this likely to be the most dangerous: • A careless knife throw elicits a barrage of abuse from the victim
bouncing, you can turn a leg to knife throwing. Line the cross-
tightrope walking. The task here is hairs up on the wheel, to which is the obligatory scantily-clad assis- definitely tougher to master than
to help Olga balance during her securely fastened a nervous tant and lob them at the wheel, others. None o f the events has
diagonal walk across the screen young lady, then take knives from trying t o miss the girl i f at all outstanding gameplay, so Circus
possible. Curiously, the assistant Attractions comes across as a pot u
is none too friendly and will some- pourn o f mediocre games that
GRAPHICS AND SOUND times try to hand you a stick of
dynamite, which explodes if you
tend to frustrate more than enter-
tain. The fun improves if you play
ZAP,
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accept it, thus ending the game. with two, but not greatly. and
aphics throughout are good The colourfulco ulfbackdrops,
r good per The final trick involves three Andy Smith Intel
spective and smooth animation all work well together making it ver clowns and two see-saws. The
active visually. Sound player must guide each clown in
not so hot: the barrel- GRAPHICS 8
turn as they jump from one see-
an tunes that accorn• saw to the other, avoiding a ghost
y each event are all
SOUND 2
II executed and add r • 0:'-;•:•t that appears between them, and
collecting any bonus points b y 'INTELLECT2 '
osphere, but they're \-Fv-/V,1-ATMVW.e' catching various obstacles that
too repetitive and are appear above the clowns' heads_
ly to become annoying
ADDICTION 5
The events all require practice
tier rather than later. to achieve a good degree of com- OVERALL 560
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RAMPAGE
ACTIVISION E24.99 JOYSTICK AND/OR KEYBOARD
Obviously the citizens wish t o
defend themselves, so the army
has been called in and doesn't
mind shooting or lobbing sticks of
dynamite a t you one little bit.
Every hit you take reduces your
stamina - pictured in the form of a
horizontal bar at the top of the
3.99 screen - and once it reaches zero
3.99
3.99 the game's over. To prevent this
they're determined to smash their players - each controlling a mon- happening simply reach out and
aren't the sort of names way through as many of America's ster - and when you're not lighting chomp as many people as you
G e o r you'd
g e , imagine
Lizzie and
monsters
Ralph finest cities as they possibly can. amongst yourselves the idea is to can, which revitalises you no end.
bearing a remarkable resem- Converted f r o m t h e Bally destroy a set number of buildings Rampage is a fun game t o
blance to King Kong, Godzilla and Midway coin-op, the game can by climbing u p and punching play. The animation is fine and so
the Wolfman would have, b u t handle up to three simultaneous whacking great holes in them. are the backgrounds, i f a little
basic, and the sound effects are
PRICE reasonably good. The game itself
-7.99
is simple, addictive and, when
three of you are playing at once,
-7.99
-7,99 quite pleasingly manic: but don't
...,7.99 expect it to keep you playing for
-7.99 months on end. 'cos it won't.
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TInfirm11 phenomenon of the year,
7.99 following other wacky favourites
7.99
7.99 like Gribbly, Thing, Pogo and
7.99 Bubble and Bobble. His (for it is a
7.99 he and not a Skweezette) whole
7.99
7.99 motivation in life is to turn blue LORICIELS E19.99 JOYSTICK OR KEYS
7.99 tiles pink by running over them.
7.99
7_99 From this simplest o f concepts include increased firepower, more variety in the levels, As you would of a repetitive, wibbly tune played
are constructed 99 fun levels. speed, and extra lives and shields. expect from a cutesy game the throughout and cheery in-game
The tiles are laid out across On the whole, the game i s graphics are very colourful, leatuv effects, The fun might not last for
vertically-scrolling levels packed thoroughly enjoyable because it's ing sprites that are detailed and long, but it's great while it does
with other features, t h e most so easy to play and yet has lots of nicely animated. Sound consists Bob Wade
A bothersome among which are the
)9 creatures that appear from portal
tiles and are fatal when run into.
P9 Tiles that are covered in ice, Liiilitma- L-la 1111- 2 111:::1:
9 let Skweek travel only one way,
explode o r dissolve c a n also
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cause problems for the unwary.
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aimas,
creatures and pick u p useful , a m 7SWill I M I N "
bonuses along the way which

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SOUND 6
IiIITELLEcT 2

ADDICTION 7
OVERALL 78% • This is Sitsrseh himself, rising
• S k w e e k , t h e c u t e s y f u r b a l l centime-etas*, r u n e I m o a d e a d l y s p i d e r. star of the c o m p u t e r world.
AFRICAN you smash your car up too mucn,
and it's terribly difficult to navigate
with no instruments: s o careful
driving is a prime requisite.
On the approach to the finrrt.

RA DERS
ing post, only i f you loin
follow the track t o the line
your position be logged. Then the
car is repaired and you can set
Out on the next stage.
The perspective used is good,
the game overall is very fast arid rl
boasts good gameplay: but it's
not the most exciting o f race
games and offers little new apart
TOMAHAWIQCOKTEL VISION £19.99 JOYSTICK from the map-reading aspect and
a couple of new hazards. Still, its
well worth a look.
will be slow. To be in with anything To help you navigate while you're Andy Smith
part in the African stages like a chance of winning you have off the track there's a digital corn-
S t r aofpthe yourself in andrally,
Paris-Dakar take to venture cross-country, which is pass on the dashboard, There's
courtesy o f Parisian software where the problems start. also a fuel gauge and an indicator :GRAPHICS 8
house Tomahawk. The desert is full of hazards: (updated by transmissions from a
There are five stages to the barrels from last year's race, SOUND 7
pursuit helicopter) giving you a
game, the idea being to make it herds of resting camels and soft grid reference, which enables you
from Point A to Point B in the sand. Sand multiplies problems by to follow and plot the course on 'INTELLECT 3
shortest possible time, any which slowing y o u r i g h t down, b u t the map supplied with the game.
way you can. There's a roadway to fortunately you can simply switch All the instruments are vital t o 1ADDICTION 6
follow, should y o u s o wish, from two- to four-wheel drive and successful completion o f t h e
marked out with old barrels, but crossing the sand becomes much stage, but they can get broken if
OVERALL 6 8 %
its twisting and the other racers easier, though still slower than
tend to stick to it so your times two-wheel drive on firm ground.

As you might expect from the French, the graphics a o f a high


standard. Collision detection seems a little iffy, but not disastrously
so, and the undu-
lating desert, the
hazards and the
backgrounds are
all good. Sound
is o f a similarly
high q u a l i t y ,
helping to make
this an extremely

standing, car
ing game. E F l y i n g o v e r r o u g h g r o u n d p a s t t h e camels.
g o y a b l e , i f not
E Wa i t i n g w i t h o t h e r s f o r t h e c h e q u e r e d f l a g a t t h e s t a r t o f a s t a g e .

CLASSIC INVADES
SUPERNOVA SOFTWARE 0 4 . 9 5 JOYSTICK OR KEYBOARD
There's nothing new we could tell only leaves the conclusion. The has, and always will have, a place ST/Amiga Format Issue 5. or from
you about Space Invaders so, Invaders i n this version move in the hearts of most computer Fish Disk Number 120.
unfortunately for Supernova, that excrutiatingly slowly, even when owners. But to produce a version Andy Smith
there's only o n e l e f t o n like this and expect people to buy
screen, the collision detec- it is shameful. If you really want to
hon is dodgy (shoot through play Space Invaders, there are
your barrier and you take out many better PD versions which will
either a whole bullet's width, entertain you rather than make
or absolutely nothing no mat- you k i c k yourself a n d reach
ter how many times you fire) straight for the rubbish bin.
n n n and the sound is best left
turned off. Bringing a classic
Instead o f buying this, you
could grab yourself a copy of the
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• , I J I v t - r o t t r retro-1.0
like this to the Amiga is not
In L o o k s l i k e a c l a s s i c I n v a d e r s _ such a dumb idea: after all it
PD game Amoeba Invaders, given
away f r e e o n t h e cover o f
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too much,
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join and
!Iun w i l l
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: S O F T W A It E:
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NAVY MOVES The first part is also sub-divided
into smaller sections. At the start
of the game you're on the surface
of a very choppy ocean in an
inflatable dinghy, trying to jump a
line of mines that are little more
DINAMIC/ELECTRONIC ARTS E24_95 JOYSTICK than a boars length apart. Then
you confront enemy commandos
on j e t skis: here's where the
harpoon gun comes in, because it
• T h e tirst part. these guys shoot or crash into
skimming a c r o s s you, one of six lives is lost.
the o c e a n M a n
inhalants dinghy.
Get past them and it's time to
dive in and take on some deadly
sharks a n d enemy frogmen.
These are all small fry compared
to the third stage, though, where
you clamber inside a bathyscaphe
to take on first an octopus and
then a large eel-like monster.
The second part is a side-on
viewed platform game set inside
the sub, during which you must
place a bomb in the reactor and
escape. Unfortunately, i t ' s not
easy to move around the sub with-
out the passes that officers carry,
so you must shoot and rob them.
This game differs from Army
Moves in the scenario only. Navy
Moves too has extremely difficult
gameplay, t o the point where it
spoils your enjoyment rather than
increasing it. Its incredibly tough
•M•htF and for the first part at least, the
game is simple, uninspired stuff.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND snorkel and make ready Andy Smith
p uwith
t onthe
your flippers and
flamethrower and
harpoon gun: because it's aquatic
and the • , death and destruction time.
The U5544 nuclear submarine
GRAPHICS 8
too. Sound effects must be destroyed and it appears SOUND 5
e nothing special, how- you're just the person lot the job:
r. What i t gains in if y o u c a n g e t there. L i k e INTELLECT 2
I- t grriacp hbackgrounds are
i c s and sound Dinamic's earlier game A r m y
departments does n o t Moves, it's a two-parter, access to ADDICTION 5
compensate for the lack the second part being denied until
of good gameplay, • Part Two: inside the submarin•., you complete the first part and OVERALL 53%
receive an access code.

roll once it starts or whether it will uphill to the exit again (unless you
fall down the wrong holes. The are lucky enough t o discover
laws of gravity are obeyed here, a gravitation switch, which will
so if the ball lands on the floor simply reverse the gravity).
RAINBOW ARTS E19.99 JOYSTICK there's no way of making it roll The control is awkward, but
the game's f u n t o play and
Remember Solomon's Key? if you although it's unoriginal ifs quite a
do, this is a lot like it: if you don't, mental exercise. W i t h 2 0 0
well, the aim o f this 'influenced' screens to complete rrs liable to
game is to ensure that a ball runs keep you busy for some while
down t o a certain part o f the Andy Smith
screen b y building blocks over
holes in another set of blocks that
GRAPHICS
already cover the screen.
There are ghosts t o avoid. SOUND
magic potions t o collect ano
some 200 different levels to corn • • ; INTELLECT 7
plete. There's even a simultaneoir,
l r M A I T: 11 7 % 1 F A r t t r ' r 3 " -
two-player mode which you may 1ADDICTION 6
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a death and the loss of all addition- out mapping it as you go_ bat. There's a host of views, both
al weapons does not necessarily
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Survive through three levels with-
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move into top gear, because the world is too small for
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TIPS rolling road looks fantastic, every
that's where you come in. By help-
stage is accompanied by delight-
Memorise the flight patterns of the ing your tribe t o settle, build a
different alien attack waves s o ful scenery, the roaring engines
civilisation a n d conquer n e w
sound good and the music i s
that you can waste them as soon ground, you gain the power t o
excellent_ Pacing is perfect: tight- j-.1 I ISMS
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ening time limits make winning a
ments can have you cornered in disasters upon t h e opponent's
very difficult proposition. T h e
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best out without the slightest delay. and increasing your power still fur-
ther. With a thousand worlds t o
mouse control is delightful too.

TIPS
CHALLENGE conquer, Populous is destined to
Survive for three levels without Keep your finger on the accelera-
keep you playing for months: and
tor and go! Well, OK, you do need
destroying the ground installations. you're sure to enjoy every minute.
to slow down occasionally: but
liter the TIPS steering into corners early helps.

uft NEBULUS Volcanoing the opposing popula- CHALLENGE


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Autely Complete t h e f i r s t five-stage
times is very effective. Keep build-
isa course without crashing once.
ing new settlements for your peo-
Somuch more than just a plat-
erly ple throughout the game: power,
form game! It's a unique concept •i_;---'1J1
that tests both the mind and the the key to the game, is derived
ion 1
reflexes. The crucial feature is the from settling, If they are too com- VIRUS
ion 2
setting, in the middle of a sea on
anumber of towers that revolve
fortable and have lost the inclina-
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as your character moves round
help of them. There are all manner o f hold the population: the settle- superb control system are hall-
locking ment will then kick someone out marks of this classic from Elite
nasty surprises throughout t h e
to explore and settle new territory. author, David Braben. Although
game, as you struggle to reach
the top of the towers within a criticised for being too hard t o
CHALLENGE play, with a little practice it's one
tine-limit and without tumbling into
Play three consecutive worlds of the most addictive, challenging

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the water. It's a magnificent con-
OR cept, superbly executed, instantly without using any of your divine and enjoyable shoot-ern-ups ever
•s powers: n o earthquakes, volca- created. Stop the aliens from
addictive and with enough difficult
towers to stretch the best. noes, knights, floods, swamps, or
any of the other acts of god...
infecting t h e beautiful, rolling
patchwork landscape by reducing
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,both is the timing of the appearance of
THE SENTINEL debris_ The graphics are stunning,
ockpit, FIREBIRD £ 1 9 . 9 5 the sound effects are superb and
the spinning alien: get in rhythm to
corn- savean awful lot of sudden drops. the gameplay is unrivalled.
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game game played over the chequered TIPS
knocked down by the alien is vital
affen- to progress. surface of a planet dominated by Missiles are precious - use them
aphics the Sentinel. Essentially, you must only t o take out attractors and
both • •
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rate is zz.T.
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CHALLENGE extra lives. On later levels, try to
Sentinel (so you can absorb him
hplete Complete the first three towers whenever you wish) then, while refuel just before the pests start
iles, without being knocked down once he's turning slowly toward you, warping in: you will not be able to
to earn a 100% technique bonus. while they are around.
survey the land and absorb any
extra trees and the like. As soon
as he starts scanning you, simply CHALLENGE
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uses shading from 4 light sources. Furthermore, due to the
fact that DESIGN 3D works in points, facettes and volumes,
each of these entities can be manipulated independently
• Easy to rotate object in
from the others (moving, distortion, rotation...). Thanks to
the output possibility on graphic printer or plotter (HPGL)
any dimension.
you can see your designs on paper. Further, a parametric
grid, a reticle, a font editor and the display of numerous
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three primary components: the X-CAD


Commodore have stepped u p program itself, a set of run-time libraries
O v etheir r the past couple
advertising of months,
into the vertical and a set of command overlays. The
markets. The latest market to receive advantage o f this system is twofold.
the Amiga treatment is that of the low- Firstly, system memory usage is kept to
endCAD workstation. Commodore have a minimum by loading commands only
pulled together a range o f 'official' when they are required. Secondly, this
Amiga CAD 'solutions', as the PR people modular form allows new commands to
like to call them. The basic system be added to the system comparatively
consists of an Amiga 2000 with 3 Mb of easily by just adding extra command
memory, 14-inch multi-sync c o l o u r overlays and run-time libraries.
monitor, 68020 accelerator card and
Me professional version of X-CAD, the LAYER OF T H E A M I G A
suitably named X-CAD Professionaf. All professional CAD systems allow the
Prices for these lovely bundles of kit use of layers, which means a diagram
range from about three grand right up to can be split up into several overlaying
awhacking eight grand (although pricing sections. X-CAD certainly isn't let down
is still to be confirmed). For the home in this area, since it allows the definition
market, however, there i s a distinct of up to 256 different layers, which can
possibility that Commodore may bundle be displayed in any combination.
X-CAD Designer features a l l the
standard drawing tools that you'd expect
to find in a high-end package, such as
splines. cross-hatching, grouping, line
laJ2Juorts breaking and trimming. All are executed
N U M at a phenomenal speed. This speed is
probably X-CAD's greatest a s s e t .
because i t uses the Amiga's custom
hardware to offer redraw rates over five
times quicker than those of the most • While X-CAD Designer is Ideal for most semi-professional
applications. f o r some users X-CAD Professional is t h e only
popular PC package, AutoCAD, running choice. X - C A D Protossiona0 1t3991 r e q u i r e s a t l e a s t t w o
• This i s X - C A D Designer i n action: on a 80386-based PC-compatible. megabytes of memory, but boasts a whole range of enhance-
experimentation with text entry. Once you've 'designed' your master ments OVIW X-CAD Designer. X - C A D Pro features full online
piece, you'll want to output it to paper. help, a n i n t e l l i g e n t d a t a b a s e , a c o m p l e t e pr ogr a m m ing
environment and •xtensive batch processing facilities.
both the A2000 and A500 with the low Luckily for those of us who can't afford We haven't yet had a chance to take a look at X-CAD Pro,
cost version of X-CAD, X-CAD Designer_ pen plotters, X-CAD has extensive sup- but from initial impressions it looks like beirog a heavyweight,
Modular Times' X-CAD Designer is a port for dot-matrix printers. Even with a powerful p a c k a g e a i m e d a t t h e b i g - l e a g u e professional
fully-featured, two-dimensional design bog-standard nine-pin dot-matrix, some market. A set-up like the one shown hale costs a tidy penny.
and draughting tool which will be o f very professional results can quickly be
interest to draughtsrnen, designers and produced. When i t is printing, X-CAD Amiga with t h e n e w super-high-res
engineers alike. The package arrives in automatically builds u p a smoothed A2024 monitor could quite simply clean
one of those very nice box folders that representaban of whatever is on-screen, up t h e low-end C A D market. I f
seem to be standard issue for serious producing the highest resolution printout Commodore's advertising department
PCsoftware, but tend rarely to be used that is possible on your printer. gets it right, I can see the Amiga and
for Amiga products. Lurking inside the It is very unusual to find an Amiga X-CAD becoming a formidable force. •
box you'll find a manual, a single package that not only destroys the
program disk and a dangle, which must competition on the host machine, but
beplugged into the second joystick port also on all other comparable machines. CADENCES
for the program to function fully. This system's greatest assets a r e CAD is our particular
Both versions o f X-CAD a r e undoubtedly its high level of adaptability
designed in a modular form, which area of computing that
and sheer operating speed. X-CAD
has been revolutiontsed

XC D
means the software is built up from Professional running on a 68020-based
by the arrival of
machines such as the
Amiga. Previously, the
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many tens of thousands
if pounds, linked to a
super-high-res vector
screen that required a
fork lift truck to shill it.
With the arrival of pow-
erful personal
computers such as the
PowerfulgraphicschipsmaketheAmigaideal for abudgetCADworkstation. Amiga. CAD has finally
been brought within the
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Apple'sMacintoshhasearneditselftherare
honourofbeingregardedbymanyasalmosta
'cult'computer.JASONHOLBORNchecks
outA-MAX,anewhardwareadd-onthat will
giveyourAmigathatoldMacmagic.

BIG MAC
& CHIPS
completely captured t h e D I P
Amiga certainly has taken a market with its excellent range of
A M a c emulator f o r t h e
long time t o arrive: ST professional DIP packages.
owners have been happily running
Mac software on their machines SETTING UP YOUR
for over a year now. What has PAcAPAIGA
finally arrived is a hardware-based As is the case with nearly every
emulator that has a very simple emulator known t o man, A•Max
objective: t o turn your Amiga into isn't a ' p l u g in and go add-on.
a perfect imitation of a Macintosh After you've found a source for the
Plus computer. Mac ROMs (no easy task), the next
The first thing you'll probably job is t o actually get the Mac's
ask yourself before considering WIMP operating system, Finder,
forking out for any emulator is over t o an A-Max format disk_
'What can this machine do that I Because o f obvious copyright
can't already do on my Amiga?' restrictions. A-Max isn't supplied
Well, the answer to that question with the Mac OS. You'll have to
isn't as straightforward as it would obtain a copy of that yourself.
first seem. It would be correct to Once you've found a friendly
say that there probably isn't a Mac user who is willing to let you
great deal that you can do on a borrow a system disk, the next
Mac that you couldn't already do problem i s h o w t o g e t t h e
on your Amiga. So w h y even contents of a Mac disk across to
consider a Mac emulator? Well the an A-Max disk. The Mac uses a
reason, put simply, is that Mac special mufti-speed drive with a
versions o f software are often disk format that cannot be read by
considerably more powerful than any machine other than a Mac, so
similar packages on the Amiga. lust inserting the Mac system disk
One area that the Mac excels into your P o l o drive isn't the
in particularly is that of Desk Top answer (that would b e far too
Publishing. Compare Professional easy!) I f , however, y o u have
Page on the Amiga to even the access to a Mac second drive,
simplest o f Mac DTP packages getting Finder across is childsplay,
and you'll soon realise why nine because A-Max will allow you to
Out of ten electronic publishers plug any standard Apple drive into
prefer the Mac. The Mac WIMP the A-Max cartridge and use it as
system, Finder, lends itself very you would with a 'real' Mac.
well t o heavily graphics-based Thankfully, unlike with similar
applications such a s DTP and units on the ST, this initial setting
although the machine lacks the up i s fairly straightforward and
advanced graphics hardware o f can be achieved in no time at all.
the Amiga, graphics-based appli- Although Amiga drives cannot
cations still manage t o steam handle the multi-speed nature of
along at an astonishing rate. For Mac drives, they are highly adapt-
an example, try comparing the able and can be forced to read
redraw speed o f Professional just about any format with the
Page t o that o f a similar Mac right software W05-2-DOS is a
package. The Mac has almost fine example: it allows the Amiga

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FutureSound 500
Possibly the best Sound Digitizer around ?
Chris Cain in the April 89 issue of
Personal Computer World said
"The first thing to be said about
FutureSound 500 is that its far easier Only
to say than Pro Sound Designer
Gold. It also looks a lot better. This
£89.95 Inc
merit won't sell too many units, but
the exceptionally good hardware
will."
Rik Haynes in the 17 June 89 issue of New Computer Express said "The hardware is first rate
constantly producing the crispest samples we've heard."
The April 89 issue of AUI said "The manual contains tips on accessing the samples from C, and a
full set of routines for using the samples from Amiga BASIC are supplied on the disk.
Full marks for this!"
The June 89 issue of TGM magazine said "FutureSound is one of the best sound sampling
packages available for the Amiga, and owners of IFF music packages will certainly find it very
useful and at E89.95 its definitely worth buying."

.Records two tracks simultaneously .Works with all Amiga operating


.Separate microphone input with systems including 1.3 and the new
built in amp FastFileSystem
S amples up to 42,000 samples per Monitor input through your Amiga
second, 20,000 samples per second from the Digitizer
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disks). Special formatting soft-
ware is provided for the Mac that
allows the creation of a mini trans-
fer-disk that can be read by both
the Amiga and the Mac. This disk
Only has a 272K capacity and so
once you've got the Mac desktop
on-screen, you're strongly advised
to transfer a comms package
across so that larger applications
can be brought across into A-Max.
To get A•Max up and running,
there are two files that must exist
on your A-Max boot disk, namely
the Apple Finder and System files.
These two files between them
contain the Mac operating system
and desktop environment. O n
some versions o f the Mac OS,
you'll probably have to remove as
many fonts and desktop acces-
sories as you possibly can so that
both files fit on the limited capaci-
ty of the transfer disk.
Once both the System and
Finder files are on your transfer • This is the A - M a x u n i t itself: a n Innocoott400king g m , box t h a t plugs in the Amiga's e x t e r n a l drive port.
disk, A-Max will boot up and your
hybrid Mac will spring to fife. The software that will definitely not run res, you'll probably end up using 64Ks in that they run faster and
next step is to format a Mac disk under A-Max includes the vast A-Max in medium-resolution mode. are able to handle a higher propor-
from within A-Max and copy both majority of Mac midi software, and When using [CS with a multi- tion of the newer Mac software. If
files to this disk so that the mini quite a few Mac games software. sync monitor, A-Max will provide a you have an accelerator card in
transfer-disk can be used again. The good news (in the view of the very attractive working environ• your Amiga, you must have 128K
Amiga Format team) i s t h a t ment With the A2024, the A-Max ROMs because the smaller ROMs
SOFTWARE Spectrum Holobyte's excellent screen resolution rises t o a n are not compatible with these
C O M PAT I B I L I T Y Mac version of Tetris works fine! impressive 1008 by 800: virtually more advanced processors.
ReadySoft, t h e producers • o f the same as that offered by a Installing the ROMs into the
A-Max, claim that A-Max will run SCREEN S C E N E /5000 Macintosh 2. A-Max cartridge i s chddsplay
most productivity software without On a standard Amiga using the (although removing them from a
problems. We've managed to test current release o f Agnus. Mac H A R D WA R E C O R N E R Mac is a nightmare!). With them
several major Mac packages such emulation can operate i n both The A-Max hardware consists of a installed, your Mac is ready to roll.
asMac Write, MacPaint, MacDraw, high-res interlaced and medium- long, grey box that plugs into the Obtaining Mac ROMs can be a
PageMaker 2 and t h e public resolution screen modes. A-Max external drive port. As well as pro- difficult task: most Apple dealers
domain comms package R e d also provides full support for the viding a pass through connector are not to keen to hand them out.
Ryder, all of which worked without new enhanced chip set (if we ever for external Amiga drives, the A- Unfortunately, this means that UK-
any problems_ A-Max will also see di) and the new high-res mono Max hardware provides a connec- based suppliers who are willing to
support HyperCard and the new monitor. the A2024. tor for an Apple external drive. admit the fact that they supply
Multifinder, although you'll need at For those o f you without Unfortunately, A p p l e external Apple ROMs are very hard to find.
least a megabyte t o take full either ECS o r the A2024 (le, drives (in fact. Apple hardware Entertainment International a r e
advantage of these. 99.9% o f Amiga owners), t h e items in general) are not particu- currently looking at the possibility
WhatA-Max won't run is any rather annoying flicker o f t h e larly cheap, but if you intend using of supplying ROMs as well as the
software which bypasses the Mac Amiga's display i n hi-res mode A-Max seriously the investment will A-Max unit itself_
operating system routines and hits makes i t almost unusable, s o be worthwhile because it will allow
the hardware directly. The kind of after the initial attraction of high- you to read Mac disks directly. CONCLUSION
Unfortunately, t h e current A-Max certainly is an impressive
release of A-Max doesn't support piece o f hardware. I t i s highly
Sprual
hard drives, although plans are compatible, and the inclusion of
41,1110001 afoot to include this in future ver- [CS and A2024 graphic modes is
- sions. For some applications, hard bound to earn A•Max more than a
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•••,7-4 come as standard with the neces- with the new 1 . 3 autobooting
A-'1XX• sary slithers of silicon, so you'll ROMs, h a r d d r i v e s u p p o r t
have to purchase them separately. shouldn't be hard to implement.
A-Max will accept both the old 64K Hopefully, future releases of A-Max
ROMs from the original Mac and will address this: but this is one of
the newer 128K ROMs from the the best emulators available on
Mac Plus. The larger ROMs have any machine, and is not only great
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and music is to make things
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Your Amiga, i n i t s - naked,
straight-from-the-box s t a t e ,
will perform three musical
roles. Firstly, it will CREATE
sound entirely of its own by
tweaking the internal sound
chip. This effectively means
the c o m p u t e r i n s t a n t l y
becomes a n instrument, a
synthesiser, in its Own right.
Secondly, it RECREATES
sound' f o r instance, i t can
take samples of noises from
1 the real world, so that genuine
drum or violin notes or even
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human voices can be built into
a piece of music. Similarly, it • i • • • • • "
can store, change and recre- 1.
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synthesised sounds
Thirdly, it can ORGANISE
these sounds, building up inch-
vidual notes to create a piece
of music i n a role that i s • •••
known as sequencing. And all
this without a bolt•on in sight.
Many Amiga music packages
offer all three of these options
under one roof, whereas more
specialised programs w i l l S
make extensive forays into
list one area.
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his is a journey into sound; a plug-in boards which will give you of adherents to the 'Oddly acidly
guide to what the Amiga can do permanent MIDI ports. M I D I School of Guitar Torture'
musically. You don't have to lash travels at 31.25K baud, which is
I.
out on lots of expensive goodies, quite fast enough f o r most MUSIC STUDIO
and it doesn't matter of you're processes. And the beauty of If you can live with the fact that
about as musical as doorpost MIDI and the Amiga is that the your sound files will not be com-
"WA and can't read a note. One of the interfaces are all one standard. patible with any other program, a
main points of computers and decent sequencing and sound
music is to make things easier, INTERNAL EXPLORATION creating package is the Amiga
not baffling. With only a modicum First off, the internal sound chip. Music Studio, which has a very
of effort, you can knock up very Aquick flick to the back of your good instrument design page.
respectable musical w o r k s . Amiga book produces a picture The program comes with fifteen
Honest of the sound chip "Paula". Not preset sounds which can b e
terribly enlightening, but it gives subjected t o a whole host of
ALL THIS A N D MORE you a rough idea of the chip's alterations: harmonics, envelope
Your Amiga, in its naked, straight- capabilities. It can produce four shape, sustain, vibrato a n d
Iromthe-box state, will perform sounds simultaneously a n d tremolo, and stereo position_ Not
three musical roles. Firstly, it will spread them between the stereo a bad introduction to the world of
CREATE sound entirely of its own left and right ports. It has a range sound (or voice) creating.
by tweaking the internal sound of nine octaves o n e more than It offers you a choice o f
chip. This effectively means the a piano a n d the claim about either graphic or traditional music
computer instantly becomes an using amplitude and frequency notation to sequence the notes.
instrument, a synthesiser, in its modulation means it can create Graphic is an alternative to tradi-
own right. sound from both simple and more tional musical notation that uses
Secondly, i t RECREATES complex waveforms. Obviously a set of shapes to represent
sound: for instance, it can take the way forward is to seek some notes. The usual way this is done
samples of noises from the real reasonable software to control it, is to have the pitch of the note
world, so that genuine drum or so a selection of the most com- running Irom the bottom of the
•violin notes or even human voices monly available packages follows. screen t o t h e t o p and t h e
can be built into a piece of music. time/length of the note running
Similarly, it can store, change and INSTANT MUSIC on the other axis from left to
recreate all manner of artificial Perhaps the most 'entry level' right. With Music Studio each
synthesised sounds. program i s Instant Music. For instrument is given a separate
Thirdly, i t can ORGANISE 'entry level', read 'absolute bozo colour. You can even add lyrics to
these sounds, building up individ- beginner'. Instant MUSIC is rather your efforts and it supports the
ual notes to create a piece of a neat composition program that full 16 MIDI channels in and out.
I q music in a role that is known as doesn't really require a n y
sequencing. And all this without a musicality on behalf of the user. It PAULA IN PUBLIC
t• There are several Public Domain
• bolt-on i n sight. Many Amiga uses a graphic score, a series of

music packages offer all three of coloured oblongs relative to the programs that give you access to
* t h e s e options under one roof, length of the note which scroll the Paula chip in varying degrees.
whereas more specialised pro- past on screen: a different colour There will be an article in the not
l e " g r a m s will make extensive forays represents each instrument, and too distant future covering the
into just one area it comes with a full compliment of music aspect of PD software. But
AND MIDI MAKES SIX sampled instruments. Actual for now, you could check out Fish
MIDI, t h e Musical Instrument composition i s performed b y Disk 9 4 which has an 'Audio
Digital Interface, is a common dragging a n d placing blobs Tools' utility
language that enables the Amiga around the screen: the higher up
to perform all three functions with the screen , the higher the note. SAMPLING

•-
• electronic instruments. With a
synth, for instance, it can create
If you drag the note out from left
to right it becomes longer. Notes
Avoiding the technical details for
the moment, sampling is the way
o sounds to be replayed from the
keyboard a s well a s storing.
occurring at the same time form
a chord, and every movement of
in which sound is encapsulated
digitally. The most critical part of
recreating a n d editing those the note on screen lets youl hear this, as far as your ears go, is the
sounds; the sounds are called the pitch and sound of that note. actual conversion from messy
voices, so this function is known If you are familiar with traditional electrical impulses to digital data,
as voicing. Particularly important notation this is a really slow way and vice versa, known in the busi-
Jar' with MIDI is the organising of
sound: sequencing. A s a
of working, but as a heuristic
(such big words!) approach t o
ness as A X (analogue to digital
conversion) and DAC (you can
sequencer, the Amiga can, i n music it works very well. work that one out).
effect, record music played on The favourite feature i s Most other micros require
electronic instruments, and edit 'Mouse Jam' which everybody hardware to convert sound to dig-
the music s o bad notes are who has had a go with this pro- ital and back again, but the Paula
chopped out, play the piece back gram becomes addicted to. You chip is very efficient at converting
via the instrument. Moreover. select the backing and style that digital data back to the stuff that
MIDI allows for 16 channels, so you want to play with and away makes your speakers work. I t
16 separate instruments can go you go. By clicking the mouse would be not far short of the truth
into one song, and the sequencer and moving it around the screen to say that the sonic capabilities
allows sections of a piece to be it manages to play only those of the Amiga rival all but the most
looped, repeated and generally notes that sound in tune and in expensive a s in coming up to
10- messed about with. stylistic keeping with the backing; £1000 o f professional sam-
The usual MIDI interface uses a form of 'artificial intelligence plers. Plus with sound editing
II
the serial port o f the Amiga that should b e a compulsory 'software you can actually see the
although there are in existence implant in the brains and fingers sound and play around with i t

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You've got your Amiga, sorted
out various bits of software and
maybe a synth into the bargain.
Now all you need to do is to hear
t r a c k yourself in true perspective and
sequencers of the real-time then commit it to tape. First thing
variety. These will let you play is to get some decent amplifica- N
your tunes in sections, and check ton. The Amiga stereo outputs
them for errors via either graphic are of the phono type, which by a
notation, traditional notation or at happy coincidence happens to be
something that is a real pain to worst a data stream. Having the same as most hEfi amplifiers,
achieve on a piece of dedicated sorted out the major calamities so a s long a s the amp can
sampler hardware. you can then call some smart accept an external source in,
Since there is also a common software routines t o help you usually called Aux, you're away
standard for stortg data (IFF), it correct bad notes and timing The part of the sound chair
follows that many sound sequenc- blunders, which i s known a s that is most suspect is the speak-
ing and creation programs come Quantizing. Once all is' to your ers themselves. A decent set of
with sampled sounds all ready to satisfaction, you can organise the speakers will improve a hi-fi no 3-
play. Any sample can usually be sections that you have recorded end whereas a decent amp
loaded into another piece of suit- into a full-blown arrangement. shoved through a rubbish pair of
able software. There are also pro- The list of dedicated MIDI speakers still sounds pretty naff.
grams about that will let you sequencers for the Amiga gets If you have neighbours who S.
arrange these sounds into pieces longer each month and so I won't not appreciate a few hundred
that can subsequently be stored bore y o u with t h e details. watts of bottom end bass line
as a module t o b e used i n However there are two programs rattling the headboard of thee
games, or wherever. soon to be available which will bed at 4 am then maybe a good
Although you can easily enjoy open up the field for the Amiga. pair of headphones is in order.
the benefits of playing back pre- The first is a version of one of the Money spent in these areas win
Soi
recorded samples, making your most successful o f a l l MIDI save a lot of frustration later on
own will require some outlay. The sequencers, the Steinberg Pro What you should try to get is a
three main contenders are the 24, only available up until now for true picture of the sound in all its
Pro Sound Designer, AMAS, and the ST. I think this is a measure glory. If you don't, then when ycti Or
the D a t e l A m i g a Sampler. of how Steinberg, who are a transfer it to tape and take it
Compatible with these are MIDI German software house, view somewhere with a decent sy
players that allow the samples to things. Although they are starting tern, your prized efforts will start
be played from a MIDI keyboard. to m a k e inroads i n t o t h e to sound like a crossed telephone
However, ST/Amiga Format mar- American market which is awash line to Greece with all sorts of
keted sampling hardware in kit with PCs, they see the way unheard-of bangs and whistles.
form in Issue 11, May 1989. This forward on the Amiga, and not There are various other items
is available from Magenta who the PC with its problems of no —no, lots and lots of other items -
will also sell you the sampling standard interface (unless you that can be thrown into the chain
hardware, Perfect Sound, for a count the ultra-expensive 'industry of sound recording. In fact there
ridiculously low sum. How's that standard interface' of the Roland is scope for a complete feature
for a low-cost entry into sam- MPU401 at £250 a throw!) The on just that in some future issue
pling? There will be a sampling Steinberg Pro 24 will cost exactly The bottom line for anything like
special in a corning issue, but for that, £250. Watch this space for a mixer, tape deck or effectsund
now check Pages 31 and 73. an in-depth review of what i s is to ensure that it doesn't add
promised t o be not merely a any significant amount of noise
MIDI STEP BY STEP cross-over but also an update. into the system. If you insist on
Two good MIDI programs are More promising still is the modu- using cassettes obtained free at
Aegis Sonix, which contains lar program from t h e S a n the local garage along with a
sections on all the subjects men- Francisco based Microklusions dirty old cassette player that
t i o n e d (creatingsound,altering who are launching MUSIC X. This used t o double a s a data
sound, creating songs and han- modular program does all sorts recorder you'll get no sympathy
dling MIDI data) and Dekore of sequencing with several differ- from me when the result sounds
Music Construction Set, which is ent types of editing features, all like it was reCorded on the wing
a step-time sequencer. You insert very professional, as well as full of a 747 at 30,000 ft. •
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length and pitch for up to eight ning you can also call up other Now, the facts: the prices of all
parts, using a combination of up modules w h i c h a r e the packages mentioned in this
to four of the internal voices and resident in the machine at the article, and names, addresses
four o f t h e external M I D I same time. These will do voice- and phone numbers of suppliers.
channels, although you can if you editing for various synthesizers
wish u s e u p t o eight MIDI and store them in libraries, which A M I G A M U S I C STUDIO
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PROCESSOR
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For the Amiga user who also enjoys tin-
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tation of the Amiga's hardware.
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For serious use. sound processors hero a great machine for
also functions as a conventional sound need a t least a twelve-bit resolution, the creation or musical
takes the Amigas sound sam- sampler if you've a software package which is four bits more than even the masterpieces, using eithrr
T h epling Real-Time Sound
capabilities that Processor
bit further such as Aegis AudioMaster) which plugs Amiga can handle. Without these extra the Amiga's powerful
by using it not for straight sampling, into the parallel port, a spiral-bound bits, the sound produced can become
sound chip or. if you haYe
i•ifich until recently had been the sole manual, a single disk containing the muffled and hollow, which really isn't
application, but as a powerful sound sound processing software and a rather acceptable for serious music making. If Ilk' iimessary equipment.
manipulation tool. l f you've ever used large dongle which must be plugged into the unit featured a sixteen-bit sampling through SI MI sequencing.
professional synthesizers such as the the second joystick port for the software resolution, then it would not only be a Another area of sound
Roland D-50 supersynth o r Yamaha's to work at all. I've never been a great corker of an Amiga product, but would creation in which the
V50 Keyboard Workstation, then you're tan of dongles and on a multi-tasking also leave quite a few professional units
Amiga is particoiar4
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cept of sound processing. several packages c a n b e running sound processor seriously, you're proba- capable is that of sound
When a-sound is produced, feeding simultaneously, they can be a real pain. bly best advised to fork out the extra sampling, or. ir you like.
it through a sound processor c a n cash and buy a dedicated effects unit. sound digitising.
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acteristics to it. For example, a reverb The package provides nineteen preset
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isuch as that outputted by a CD player, of 127 preset slots. Playing around with
Hifi or synthesizer), samples it at an the supplied presets can be a lot of fun
astonishing 50 KHz and then manipu- in itself, particularly i f you've g o t a
lates it before it is emitted through the microphone that you can link up to the
Amiga's stereo sound outputs. All this sampling hardware.
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It'ssobig!Workbenchreturns with thebiggestandbestcollection


of hints, tips and tricks for yourAmiga,andJASONHOLBORN
answersyourproblematicprosethroughtheWorkbenchHelpline.
MONEY writing i s t o help other Amiga
users obtain ridiculously cheap
GRABBERS public domain software. l get all
my PD disks from Ray Burt-Frost,
Please, please, please, can you help? I've lust spent the last six months a disabled Amiga fan who runs his
saving £250 to splash out on a colour digitiser. There are several avail- own PD library. His PD disks often
able that all seem to offer similar facilities: which one would you choose? retail as low as 50p—quite an eye
Michael Nash, Chelmsford, Essex opener when you realise t h a t
other companies a r e charging
The choice of the right video digitiser really around i3! Could you please print
depends on what you intend to use it for. Ray's phone number so that other
From your letter, i t seems obvious that Amiga owners are able t o take
S99 your decision will be guided by the extent advantage o f Ray's generosity.
of colour support offered by digitisers. Ray Burt-Frost can be contacted
,E287 you aren't particularly worried about the on 0703 785680.
E686 digitiser being able to grab images at any DF Way
great speed, then NewTek's Digi-View 3.0 Harpenden, Herts
C193
C180 unit is still one of the best (and cheapest!)
colour digitisers available. As far as Amiga word processors
£339
ALL If you d o want t o digitise colour go, Protext is without doubt one
1:39•9
images, you'll also need to fork out for a of the best available. The pro-
ALL black•and-white video camera. Surprisingly, these cameras can be gram is powerful, fast and fairly
ALL
picked up quite cheaply from most Amiga dealers (try the Amiga Centre stable. Where colour DTP is con-
Scotland on 031 557 4242 for both Digi-View and the video camera). cerned, Comic Setter isn't really
the ideal choice as it is rather hrn-
LOST W I T H O U T A just go back to the CLI and type ited for serious DTP applications.
53 KEYMAP 'Setmap g b ' . Thanks t o Phil You would probably be much bet-
After purchasing Issue 11 of your Wares a n d Chris Morris o f ter off forking out the extra dosh

rri
parent magazine S T / A m i g a Cran brook in Kent for sorting that for Professional Page.
Format, l tried using the SetKey one out! Can we print Ray Burt-Frost's
utility that was included on the phone number? Well, consider it
C30 97
13097
free coverdisk. After a few sec- ARE Y O U P R O P R O T E X T ? already done!
oaf 25 onds of disk access, the SetKey My reason for writing is twofold.
E53 02
window appeared, but apart from Firstly, l am soon to purchase a H A R D FA C T S
.0 94 25
C76 12 the menu bar nothing else was memory upgrade and a Star LC- l am thinking of buying a hard
E76 12 displayed. When I tried to quit out 10 colour printer for my Amiga, l drive for the Amiga 5041 I have
E7 07
•E76.12
of SetKey by double-clicking on am also hoping t o purchase a looked through various magazines
£ 8 77 the 'window close' gadget, the word processor and a colour DIP and they all seem t o sell f o r
E117.07 machine lust locked up and l was package, aiming to spend about around £400 for a 20 Mb drive.
E-372 75
£36.22 forced to reset my Amiga. What £150 a t the most. I've been Which is the cheapest?
ten&7 amI doing wrong? advised t o b u y Protext a n d l have already seen Macintosh
, £41 90 SF Lawrence Comic Setter: a r e these g o o emulators for the ST: do you know
C22.57
..,C76 12 Gosport, Hants choices? My second reason for of any similar units for the Amiga?
(19425
• (5302 • Professional Page: currently t h e only prolessional-standard D T P
There does indeed seem to be a
E53 02 package on the Amiga to date, but watch out for Pagestrearri.
(1732 problem with the Setkey utility,
E30 97 18 G o l d i e D o c u m e n t N e t a i L e t tee. e a 1
which had us stumped for quite a Poore," i e n • i P p y V I 1
.E120 97
C89 25 time. The problems toes in the
.01550 fact that the program was written
£31.39
for the American market and
..EISM 2 5
met imicam I L ot ti emu
(367.50 therefore expects t h e default Inter um a ytuf Amsgt a
E22,57 keyboard setting (set using the bum...2mm
dimly p m / 4 w h ,
£30 97
....C22.57 CU command SetMap) t o b e halemi•e ti•kight go A m t .
ft, tiny d r t
(8347 usa0. If you boot your Amiga with . g d i n i k t y pOilniturg
• C 5 0 92
the British version of Workbench, moan., Fionamonal Page
• I rounding mama e
(3097
E53 ,n2 the keymap i s automatically voe the A n a / e b e n teak

changed to the UK configuration Features: 7-0


E19 42
*Ifich confuses SetKey. INIWerttil p a g e Iiiyood c a p a t i l l o s a m . up • i r J-t•
tup.trt % m . o . ;aim n m d 9 . 0 •..MOM
£41 47 To get around this, you will a t o e ntl l o • I oa M l o a t e a m d a n d l i g a M a t t l • ¡oft. two
mourti o v a p b . EPao.d
£101 32 have t o change t h e current
£41,17
keymap at the CO prompt by typ-
MOM' r e p • C M M O M um
gol putitomeor instate I n
• W V 5 1 ONG tweed i t oc mom • Loo dooko
•to.... . . . M . A . . • mt
SHE
£4? 47 maacv• y e t Amiga-Wend
£41.47 ing 'SetiMap usa0'. You can now pablamotris mammal tone-
mama a n t P r er. i S i • e n l y p d s o l i o g c o o . c o l t . a m , km. W a r m ,
m aOlE . . • t o E. R o o m M t
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H I N T S A N D T I P S

In a review of the Spectre 128 Guide to Computers' - it taught

IS YOUR Mac emulator f o r t h e S T


(ST/Amiga Format, Issue 12), i t
was stated that you need access
him everything h e knows (but
don't let that discourage you!)
Seriously though, one of the best

WORKBENCH to a real Mac to get your 'false'


Mac working. I s this real Mac
permanently needed?
introductions we have found to
the Amiga actually comes with
your machine: the 'Very First' disk

A BIT Simon Knight


Toot Baldon, Oxon
that comes with your Amiga pro-
vides a very good tutorial which
will help y o u understand t h e

PLANE? Until recently, Hard drives for the


Amiga have indeed been rather
expensive t o s a y t h e least.
Thankfully, t h e market d o e s
basic operations of your Amiga_

QUESTION BY NUMBERS
After buying my Amiga SOO, I've
seem to have come to its senses found it to be the most useful and
How m a n y colours d o e s y o u r Workbench screen h a v e ? and several cheap units are now comprehensive computer l have
Unless you've treated yourself to a package such as I c o n available, The best of the bunch used to date. However, l have the
Paint, you're probably limited to the standard four (though is undoubtedly ASAP's Amdrive following questions:
Workbench 1 . 4 will f i x this). T h e following AmigaBASIC which is a 40Mb unit for the 1. Do you know of any add-on
program i s designed to allow you t o add and remove a s A500 and A2000 for only i399_ boards that hold both Workbench
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grams and are accessed in the same manner as any stan-
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dard AmigaBASIC subprogram.
plugs into the external drive port beginner in BASIC and assembler
Using t h e programs couldn't be simpler. Firstly, make
and, to all intents and purposes, programming?
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transforms your Amiga into a 3. Can you please give me- details
and 'exec.bmap', i n the same directory as your program. Mac. This unit performs very well on how to obtain back issues of
To a d d a n e x t r a p l a n e , j u s t c a l l u p t h e •CreatePlane' ST/Amiga Format (your parent
indeed, a s you c a n read o n
subprogram a n d e x t r a c o l o u r s w i l l instantly b e m a d e Pages 64-7. A-Max is currently magazine).
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Belfast, NI The A-MAX unit allows you to be the order of the day and so,
connect an Apple disk drive to not wishing to flaunt tradition,
your Amiga and so, in theory, you do likewise with my answers,
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REM * * T h e f o l l o w i n g t h r e e l i n e s m u s t b e
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START AT T H E are the Kickstart boards that
LIBRARY " i n t u i t i o n l i b r a r y '
BEGINNING seem t o be s o popular in the
LIBRARY " e x e c . l i b r a r y "
DECLARE FUNCTION A l l o o M e m L L I B R A RY l recently bought an Amiga 500 States. These boards allow more
for myself and m y five-year-old than one version of Kickstart to
SUB C r e a t e P l a n e S TAT I C daughter but unfortunately l d o be resident in your machine at
not know the first thing about the same time.
bitmap&=PEEKL(WINDOW(7)446)4.184
bitplane6=PEEKW(bitmap&)*PEEKN(bitmap&+2)
c omputers. 2. The UK's largest Amiga users'
The manuals that come with group, the UK AUG, is based in
wdepth*.PEEKibitmap&-F5)
the machine seem to assume that Leicester, The AUG publishes a
I F w d e p t h % > 5 THEN E X I T SUB
newplane4=AllocMerak(bitplanefi.655385)
l have a basic understanding of regular bi-monthly newsletter
I F n e w p l a n e & w 0 T H E N ERROR 7
computers, but l don't. Can you packed with useful information on
POKEL b i t m a p & + 5 , w d e p t h a + 1 recommend any good books or all aspects of the Amiga, includ-
I F w d e p t h * < 5 THEN C A L L R e m a k e D i s p l a y
packages that will help me? ing B A S I C a n d assembler.
END SUB
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SUB N u k e P l a n e S TAT I C
3. Back issues can be obtained
Andy Smith, our games supremo, from our mail order people in
rastport5=WIMOON(B)
swears by the 'Penguin Pop-up Somerton on 0458 74011,
bitmapsfi=PEEKL(raistport54.4)
current.planes*ePEEK(bitsaps&A-5)
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POKE i s i t m a p s 4 4 . 5 . p l a n e s i , about In your head? lithe answer Is 'Yes!' then you definitely
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7 6 A M I G A FORMAT
H I N T S A N D T I P S

ught One o f t h e m o s t confusing aspects o f using t h e A m i g a i s


(but
you.1)
that of workbench icons: it seems that only a privileged few
really u n d e r s t a n d t h i s a r c h a i c a r t . L u c k i l y, i f y o u h a v e
MEGABUCKSFORMEGATIPS!
best Workbench 1.3, you will never need to get your hands dirty
1 to with all the complex ¡argon that Amiga technical people have Workbench just wouldn't be Workbench without a regular collection of
with to endure, because Commodore have seen their way clear to the very best tips and tricks for your perusal. If you have a groovy
disk provide a handy little tool which takes the pain out of icons. little tip-ette, then why not share your wondrous knowledge with your
pro- The w o n d r o u s little program i n question i s t h e I c o n X fellow Amiga user by sending it in to Workbench.
filch command t h a t y o u ' l l f i n d i n t h e ' C d i r e c t o r y o f y o u r "What's it worth?" l hear you ask. How does the prospect
the Workbench 1.3 disk. IconX allows y o u t o run a n y program of winning E30 sterling appeal to you?
a from Workbench t h a t c a n u s u a l l y o n l y b e r u n f r o m t h e We want tips on absolutely anything: getting the most from a
Command Line Interface (C1.1). particular software package, hitting the hardware from 68000,
RS An advantage o f u s i n g I c o n X i s t h a t m a n y programs AmigaBASIC tips, anything!
Eve (SetKey for example) need s o m e form o f setting u p before
Send your tips and tricks to:
and they can successfully be run. The S e t Key program is a fine
WORKBENCH,AMIGA FORMAT, 4 QUEEN STREET, BATH BA1
-lave example, a s it needs the current keyboard map to b e set to
the usa0 before it can be run. This is easy to do from the CLI but
is a l m o s t impossible f r o m Wo r k b e n c h . H o w e v e r, t h i s i s 1
d-on easily achieved with I c o n k
NAME t e s t .bat STATUS
rich !conk( works by reading an ASCII batch file that contains
they TYPE P r o j e c t
all the commands that you would usually enter at the com- SIZE NOTARCHIVED
;loon mand line. To use IconX, create a batch file using a standard in b y t e s 3 0 7 READABLE
text editor and then find a data file that has an icon (a DPaint in blocks l URITEABLE
iser saved picture, for example). Copy the associated . i n t o ' file STACX DELETEABLE
who across to your text file, giving it the same filename a s your
if a text file p l u s a •.into ' extension ( i f y o u r text f i l e i s called ICOMMENT E
bier 'JOHN', the icon file would have to be called 'JOHN.Info').
Next, using the Workbench menu's 'INFO' option, change I DEFAULT TOOL : 1 C 0 f l a
tails the default tool to 'C:ICONX: (if you used a DPaint icon then TOOLTYPES
; of it will probably already contain •:DPaint' i n t h e default tool
rent field) and then select 'SAVE'. Now when you double-click on
the icon, IconX will be loaded and it will proceed to execute
your batch file. Probably easier than falling off a log!
Just c h a n g e t h e ' D E FA U LT TO O L ' l i n e t o ' C : I c o n A ' a n d y o u ' r e a w a y,

to
2) Ed RIWI:Test.PAI IJORSBEKESTARTUP-SEQUENCEEDITOR
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ore Addbuffers LOP I I
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to EDS:Startilr-Seatience cd c:
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at 1010 •Ok, Job done. Reboot gout, Amiga to execute batch f i l e * Sls:Sgsteet/Tastitenlirst move M O W POMMY to last i a
EtrolDrivm
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flie t h a t d e l e t e s a l l %BAK' f i l e s f r o m a u s e r • s p e c i f i e d d i r e c t o r y. our n e w l y • m o d i f i e d , l c o n i f i e d b a t c h f i l e i s r e a d y a n d i n f u l l s w i n g .

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the same fascinating gameplay, that lets you peek a t the inner
fantastic graphics and sound, but workings o f your Amiga, a n d
better still it was PD. BlitzFonts, t h e highly-regarded
The Amiga P D version o f text speedup utility. Gameplayers
Star Trek was written b y a n aren't left out either, as the Chet
American PD enthusiast using the Solace disk also includes a couple
animation scripting language 'The of high-quality games: such a s
Director'. The game gives you Egyptian Run, a very satisfying

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control of the Starship Enterprise motor racing game.
as you journey through space (the
final frontier etc). You communi- TBAG 16
cate with the game by issuing
commands to the crew of the The Tampa Bay collection of disks
Enterprise, namely Kirk, Spoch, are renowned not only for con.
Chekov, Sulu, Uhura and Scotty. tent, but also for beautiful presen-
The game comes on three tation: among the best t o b e
disks and requires a t least a found in any collection.
QualityAmigasoftwareneedn'tcostanarm megabyte t o run. Although not LFLPAINT - Li7Paint is a mini paint
absolutely necessary, a second package designed f o r young
andaleg.Takea tripdowntothePDlibraries disk drive is also a definite must if
you don't want t o suffer from
children. While rt lacks the com-
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Shareware Top Ten best-selling disks.
Disk numbers are all very
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disks that will be of greatest
4 F i s h No 163
interest to you, this month's CHET SOLACE plete w i t h graphics, digitised
S S A C C No 23 PD Update is devoted entirely SHAREWARE music and even the over-used
6 F i s h No 185
to our exclusive Top Ten. EXTRAVAGANZA scrolling text.
XPOPCLI - This upgrade to the
TOYS N o 1 2 STAR TREK The C h e t Solace Shareware popular PopCLi utility allows a CLI
Extravaganza is a disk jam-packed window to be opened not just on
8 1111 ( 1 3 No 2 Ever since Firebird released an with t h e very best i n public the Workbench screen, but on any
Atari ST version o f their S t a r domain software. If you only ever screen presently open.
9 T B Y I 3 N o 11
Trek game, Arniga owners have intend buying one PO disk, then CLI WIZARD 1.2 - CLI Wizard is
10 F o n t Wo r k S h o p been crying our for a version for this should be the one to go for. the number one Workbench CLI
their machine (and rightly so). All the programs on the disk utility. CLI Wizard allows you to
When it finally arrived, it offered are crunched using MASH*, t o perform a l operations from a
allow as many programs to fit on friendly intuition-based environ-
the disk as is possible. Whether ment (like DoTif on our coverdiskl).
you're into games, serious appli- ICONISER - Iconiser allows you to
cations or just playing around with 'iconise' any mouse pointer defini-
your Amiga, then Chet Solace has tion and have the results stored
at least one program that will into a file. Just double-click on the
appeal to your tastes. icon and your mouse pointer will
Programs include t h e infa- take o n a n e w guise. With
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life. Using Pointer Animator, you mouse pointers.
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PLANET - Here's a great program
for all you would-be planetary
your Extras disk, to allow them to
operate with Me Amiga's three- TIX
architects. Planet takes any FE and-a-half inch drives.
picture and raps into around a 3D VIEW - The 'official' text reading
sphere to produce some startling utility. More, as provided on the
pictures, complete with full light 1.3 enhancer pack, is rather basic
source shading. to say the least. View is a fast
and flashy text-viewing utility that
FISH No 163 makes a n i d e a l replacement
for the official offering.
The Fred Fish collection of disks is
••••••

probably the most well-known and SACC 23


most popular collection of Amiga
POdisks. The collection currently The Sacramento Amiga Computer
stands at over 200 disks and their Club, like TBAG, pays a great deal
contents are highly regarded by of attention not only to a disk's
both u s e r s a n d s o f t w a r e contents, but also to its look. The • Tina, f r o m S A C C 2 3 , I s l o o s e l y b a s e d on t h e old D r a g o n 3 2 g a m e a i x .
developers alike.
BANK'N - Is your bank account in
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powerful little personal finance
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keep track of your bank accounts.
'AMMEIMEMEIMEI
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The program is written to take full


advantage of the Amiga's window-
ing environment, Intuition, and is
very simple to use.
EMMA! Er.f.M111
FIVEINLINE - FA/Online is a fun
18 9
interpretation o f t h e 'Connect
Four board game that was so
popular a few years back. The
ot•
idea o f the game is t o get a
continuous line of five counters in
any direction.
MACHU - Machu is a powerful little
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mouse accelerator program, Select card to move
complete with hot keys. If you've
never used one o f these pro-
grams, then you just don't realise
what you've been missing. * Quit * NewGame
MEMTRACE - Have problems with
• B l u e M o o n is a n i n t e l l i g e n t a n d e n j o y a b l e l i t t l e ' S o l i t a i r e ' g a m e f r o m S a c r a m e n t o A C C d i s k n u m b e r 2 3 .
your memory? (I don't know, I
can't remember!) MemTrace is a
linkable object module that, when SACC collection uses a special amounts of information with ease. chunks while avoiding the various
called, gives you a complete run utility that allows u p t o eight HERMIT - Everyone needs a nasties that are after you.
down o f a l l m e m o r y colours t o b e used o n t h e screen grabber! As you've proba- WORD SEARCH - Anyone who
allocation/deallocation performed Workbench screen, which gives bly noticed when looking through enjoys word search puzzles will
by your program. SACC disks a very impressive and Amiga Format, w e u s e them love this program, because i t
PCPATCH - If you have access to individual look. extensively ourselves. Hermit i s allows you to construct your own.
a PC compatible that uses 3.5 CARD FILE - Card File is a very one of the best and will allow you WORKBENCH DEMOS - SACC 23
inch disks, you'll probably want to simple but very useful database to snap any standard intuition also includes a directory filled to
port files across to your Amiga at program that is written entirely in screen and save it as an I F file the brim with fun demo programs
some time or another. PCPatch compiled basic. Card File's sim- that can be loaded into any of a such a s ) ( W i n d o w s ,
patches the PCLItils that carne on plicity allows you to locate large number of paint packages. HAMKaleidoScope and Toing!.
UTILIMASTER - Utildplaster is
0 PCCopy 1.1 elm
another o f t h e ' D O S FISH 185
From: PC F I S T I T I I 1
Workbench' programs.
To: Amiga 1
MORSE - Turn any text file
into dots and dashes without
You don't need to be a registered
software developer to get your
filterlos
ever having t o learn t h e hands on the official FE documen•
Text-Ill IColl I ICancel
Morse code. This program tation disk. Every so often, when
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