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Full text of "Amiga World Magazine (December 1992)"

ANNUA 



GAMES 



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The British Are Coming! 



Invasion! 

► 40+ Games From England 

► Top 10 US Games of '92 

► Best '92 PD Picks 



Plus: 3-D ANIMATION 



• Claymation Made Easy 

• "Real"3-D Models 

• Animation Design Guide 

ALSO • ARexx Answers 

• Audio For Video 

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December 1992 

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CONTENTS 



VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1992 



FEATURES 

Britannia Rules the Games! 

By Peter Olafson 30 

Want to know where the hottest Amiga 
games are— and how you can get hold of 
them? Follow. -MPs ganiesmeister to foreign 
shores for a look at do/ens of exciting new 
games from England. 

ARTICLES 

Claymation Excitation 

By Gene Hamm So 

A TVVHolh-wood pro shows you how to put 
traditional clay-animation techniques to 
work on your Amiga to achieve fantastic 
animation results. 

Digging into DOS — 2 

By Sheldon Leemon 43 

Fart Two or our new series on mastering 
AmigaDOS 2.0 reveals how to capitalize on 
2.0*s new, improved Shell features. 

3-D Keys to Animation Design 

By Steven Blaize 45 

If you'd like to do more than just "fool 
around" with 3-D animation, here's a short 
course in 3-D graphics/animation design to 
get you moving in the right direction. 

3-DlMENSIONALLY YOURS 

By Kirhy Carmichael .49 

Avery hands-on digitizing project demon- 
strates how to create "rear head-and-face 
models for use in your 3-D productions. 

The ARexx Interview 

By Richard Stockton 5 5 

Check the mikes and mil the cameras! AW 
puts the spotlight on ARexx to get answers 
to questions about this increasingly popu- 
lar — and useful — programming tool. 

COLUMNS 

Editor's Drawer By Dennis Brisson . 6 

Want to know a little more about your- 
self? Well, the editor wants to share with 
you some demographics from a recent 
survey of A W readers, 

VIDEO SUITE By Michael Hanish 60 

In the first of a two-part series, "Audio 
for Video," you'll learn how to develop 
techniques for effectively recording 
sound, dialogue, and music. 




Like England s immensely popular "Zool" (above), 
British games have taken the lead in the Amiga 
market Find out how you can get in on the inter- 
national act. Plus an expanded Game irview 
section, the '92 Top Ten domestic games, the years 
fast in PD games, and more — all in our Annual 
Games Special.' 



Accent on Graphics 

By Joel Hagen 120 

How did Joel, his father, and his grand- 
father all wind up together in a "photo- 
graph" that was never taken? Find out 
the secret of creating "virtual portraits" 
in this month's column. 

DEPARTMENTS 

Overscan 8 

Amiga news, trade-show reports, and 
new products — plus a special "On-line 
Scan" with the best PD games of L992. 

Help Key 94 

Lou's Q&A hotline is always open for any 
new business you want to throw his way. 

The Last Word 132 

The mailbags were bursting this month, 
so here's a special double dose of reader 
feedback. 

REVIEWS 

OPALVlSION (Centaur) 20 

Highly promising 24-bit graphics system 
with modular hardware options and mul- 
tifeatured paint program. 



COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY EDWARD JUDICE 
"ZOOi: CHARACTERS BY GREMLIN GRAPHICS 



Amos the Creator 

and EASY AMOS (Europress) 22 

US versions of the dynamic program- 
ming language from Britain. 

The Personal SFC (Nucleus) .... 2 6 

Very affordable single-frame recorder. 

ChROMAKEY 11+ (MicrvSearch) ... 78 

Update yields improved chroma keying. 

QVCS 1.1 (Quma) -.-82 

Full-featured revision control system. 

Blizzard Board (Preferred) 82 

Accelerator/RAM-expander combo. 

Hand Scanner/Software 

(Migraph) . , 84 

Complete low-cost scanning system. 

GAMES 

CRIB NOTES By Peter Olafson 102 

P.O.'s long-awaited "Sweet Cheats" col- 
umn provides a score of bite-sized bon- 
bons to give you a little edge in playing 
some of the all-time great Amiga games.. 

The 1992 Top Ten 1 1 

Here's our special "'Pete's Picks" of the 
best Amiga games released in f 92. 

Civilization (MicroPwse) 102 

The last word in conquer-the-world 
games. 

NOVA 9 (Dynamix) 104 

Admirable sequel to Stellar 7. 

4 Sports Challenge Games . . 108 

"Games n -type games for the Olympic 
year: American Gladiators (GameTek), 
California Games II (Epyx), Internation- 
al Sports Challenge (Ready Soft), and 
Carl Lewis Challenge (Psy gnosis). 

Short Takes. 115 

Capsule reviews of new Amiga games. 

The Next Round .117 

Announcements of upcoming titles in 
the Amiga game market. 

AW Product 

Information 117 

To contact the vendors of products 
mentioned in this issue of Amiga World, 
consult our all-in-one "Manufacturers*/ 
Distributors' Addresses'* list. 



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receive on each serial port channel. 
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communications (625 Kbps theoretical max| 
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• Configure Parallel Port as Amiga or PC 
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• PC AT-Stylc, DB9 RS232 Connectors. 

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£ DRAWER 



Life would be simpler for this magazine editor if there were only one 
kind of Amiga user interested in only one kind of application. But 
think how boring that market woidd be! 



Vive la Difference! 

• A 1 7-year-okl high-school student 
da //It- s his graphic art and design 
teacher (a Mac devotee) with the Ami- 
ga's animation and graphics capabilities. 

• A 40-year-old father of three is at- 
tracted to the Amiga's potential as an 
educational and entertainment vehicle 
for his kids. 

• A licensed massage therapist seeks to 
use his Amiga 500 to maintain records, 
design forms, etc., in his business. 

• A Wisconsin college student majoring 
in computer management purchases an 
Amiga for its sound and graphics. 

• A Catholic priest from Long Beach, 
CA, who says he is "not in the least 
artistically gifted," is inspired instead by 
such applications as word processing, 
accounting and database management. 

While this lineup may seem like the 
guest list lor the next Donahue or 
Geraldo show, it represents profiles of 
some .Amiga users. They're fellow 
Amiga World readers, people like you 
who are discovering new ways to utilize 
the Amiga and seek to maximize the 
use of their systems. 

The Amiga community is a diverse 
group of users who have flocked to the 
Amiga market for various reasons. 
Some are long-time Commodore users 
who may have cut their teeth on the C- 
64 and for whom the Amiga represents 
a logical upgrade path, Smne are first - 
time computer users. And some, al- 
though familiar with more sophisticat- 
ed systems, are impressed by the price 
performance that the Amiga offers. 

The strength of this market lies in 
the diversity of its users, each with 
his/her own perspectives, needs and 
expectations. In the Amiga community, 
you'll encounter the beginner; the 
hacker who lives to program in C or 



assembly source code and AREXX 
scripts; the speed junkie in search of 
the fastest accelerator hoard; the games 
fanatic; the professional video produc- 
er; the musician; and the general user. 
History has shown us that the assimi- 
lation of heterogeneous groups such as 
this often produces invigoration and 
innovation. This is certainly true in the 
Amiga market. This melting pot of 
users ensures that the market doesn't 
become too myopic, but meets the 
needs of an amalgamation of interests 
and applications. Developers address 
the needs of both the power user and 
the beginner, the animator as well as 
the spreadsheet calculator. The result is 
a vibrant, multi-dimensional market. 

Survey Results 

AmigaWorld recently conducted a 
survey of its subscribers to find out 
more about them, their systems, appli- 
cations and purchasing intentions, llie 
results of our findings help us to fine- 
tune our editorial to meet the chang- 
ing needs of our readers. 

— The typical Amiga user is male, 
married, 37 years old, a college gradu- 
ate, with an average household income 
of $58,950, He spends almost two 
hours with each issue of the magazine, 
which he considers the best source of 
information in evaluating Amiga hard- 
ware and soli ware purchases. 
— Half of /I J Ks readers own or use the 
A500; over 30' ; own the A2000; 209* 
are 1 000 owners; and over 1 1 % are 
3000 owners. (The total represents 
over 1009c due to more than one com- 
puter system owned.) 
— A threaders have owned their Amigas 
for an average of four years. 
— A typical system includes a joystick 
and modem and memory expansion 
(most are configured for 1-2 MB, while 
over a third have 5 MB or more). A 
hard drive is also part of most 2000 and 
3000 systems, while a smaller percent- 



age of 500 owners own a hard drive. 
— Amiga users spend a significant 
amount on both hardware and soft- 
ware—the average is §3-1-11) and .§2(100, 
respectively. 

— Entertainment, word processing 
and animation are the three main 
areas of interest, followed by desktop 
publishing, video applications and 
telecommunications. 
— Current Amiga users plan on spend- 
ing an average of $1850 for hardware 
in the coming year. Those products 
most likely to be purchased include 
hard drives, accelerator boards and 
memory expansion, as well as CD- 
ROM drives and emulation boards. 
— Planned software expenditures in 
the coming year will amount to over 
S600, with games, animation, word 
processing, 3-D rendering, and music 
the major applications to be purchased. 

This survey brings into focus a pic- 
ture of the .Amiga user and the market, 
which has it all. And AmigaWorld, as the 
name implies, covers it all. 

Whether you're a media artist in 
search of the latest digital effect or a 
Basic programmer in search of the right 
routine, the common link you have with 
other users is your desire to get the 
most out of your computer system. And, 
as we close out the old year and look 
forward to an exciting J993 — a year that 
promises new applications, new ma- 
chines from Commodore and new prod- 
nets for this market — AmigaWorld will be 
there to help you. 




6 Demuhtti 1992 



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OVERSCAN 

A/ews, A/ew Products and A/ef wor/rs 



No "Little Old Lady" at Pasadena 



Computer users now have 4000 rea- 
sons to own an Amiga computer. That 
was one of the themes this year at the 
Pasadena World of Commodore/Amiga, 
where Commodore kicker I off the fall 
show season by unveiling the dynamic 
new A4G0O. 

Large numbers of computer fans (some 
estimates placed them at nearly 20,000) 
packed the weekend show for a hands-on 
look at Commodore's powerful new ma- 
chine, which, according to Commodore, 
represents the first generation of a new 
line of multimedia computers. With iis 
new graphics, animation, and video fea- 
tures — including an advanced graphics 
chip set, a new operating system, and a 
new 68040 processor — the A4000 is de- 
signed to meet the graphics and video de- 
mands of multimedia computing. 

The Word From West Chester 

At a multimedia press conference, Com- 
modore officials talked about the direc- 
tion the company is taking. James 
Dionne, Commodore president and 
general manager, who noted that he has 
been involved in the release of all Com- 



modore computers since the PKT, 
called the introduction of the A4000 
"the most exciting I've seen." Com- 
modore is hoping that the A4000 will, 
in Dionne's words, "cement our share of 
the multimedia market and help us leap 
forward." 

Another speaker was CBM's new VP of 
Engineering. Lewis Eggebrecht, whose 
kevnoie had a technical slant as he not 
only discussed the new graphic chips in 
the A4000, but also revealed some of the 
technology under devlopment in Com- 
modore \s R&D labs. "The next-genera- 
tion chip set (sometimes called AAA, or 
Triple A) is an extremly ambitious pro- 
ject thai will take the Amiga well beyond 
today's state-of-the-art technology. Some 
of the features hinted at were true 24-bit 
displays, advanced audio, hardware itn- 
age decompression, and multiple blit- 
ters. No timetable was given for products 
that will use this as-yet-unfinished chip 
set, but it was refreshing to hear Com- 
modore publicly announce it was both 
planning for and working on the next 
generation Amiga. 

Commodore took advantage of the oc- 



casion of this first-ever Pasadena show to 
reaffirm its commitment to the Amiga 
with increased levels of dealer, user, and 
advertising support. Commodore offi- 
cials announced that selected software 
will be bundled with the A600 comput- 
ers — including the AOOOHD version. 
Other new Commodore products show- 
cased at Pasadena included a new ver- 
sion of AmigaDOS (3.0) and Amiga Vi- 
sion Professional (a significant upgrade 
over earlier versions), as well as the A570 
CD-ROM drive for the A500, 

The opportunity to win an A4000 at- 
tracted the attention of many show atten- 
dees, who, in 25 words or less, cited their 
reasons for using an Amiga and entered 
Commodore's "4000 Reasons to Own an 
Amiga" contest. The three best entries 
were to receive an A4000, an A600 com- 
puter with hard drive, and Anviga Vision 
Professional, respectively. 

On the last clay of the slum; Com- 
modore also delighted attendees by pre- 
senting one of the very- lirst A4000s to 
none other then Jay Miner. As the lead- 
ing designer of the A1000 and one of 
the founders of Amiga, Inc., Jay is often • 



Faster, Faster 

RCS Management wants to shift your A2000 or A3000 into high gear with its line of 68040 
accelerators, Promising speeds of 18 to 20 MIPS, the Fusion -Forty/LC ($995 with no mem- 
ory) is driven by an MC68EC040, has two-kilobyte instruction and data caches, lets you hard- 
ware select between 68000 and '040 mode, and supports up to 32MB of on-board RAM. 

The Fusion-Forty (SI 650) upgrades to a standard '040 chip with an FPU and MMU (rated 
at 18 to 20 MIPS and up to 3.5 MFLOPS), adds genlock capability, and beefs up each cache 
by two kilobytes. The A3000 XLR8-2-33+ ($1500) lets you choose between the 68040 and 
68030 via software, has four-kilobyte caches, uses the A3000's RAM, and promises to run 
at 20 to 22 MIPS and up to 4M FLOPS. 

Boasting the same speed numbers as its A3000 sibling, the XLR8-2-33+ ($2100, no RAM) 
hardware switches between the 68040 and 68000, supports up to 1 28MB of on-board RAM, 
and features a custom 64-bit wide interleaved DRAM controller 

Finally, the XLR8-2-33 + /LC ($1800, no RAM) lowers cache sizes to two kilobytes and 
eliminates the FPU and MMU by using an MC68EC040 running at 20 to 22 MIPS, All 
boards support burst mode and include Fusion-BUS connectors for further expansion. 
(RS# 118.) 



A New Way to C 

The long awaited update to SAS Insti- 
tute's popular C compilier is now available 
to Amiga programmers. Version 6 of the 
SAS/C Development System (S3 95) adds 
global and peephole optimizers, a mes- 
sage browser the Code Probe debugger, 
and support for Amiga- to-Amiga cross de- 
velopment to its arsenal of options. Don*! 
worn; Uiere's more than 1000 pages of 
new documentation to explain it all, and 
technical support is now free. Adding 
more features, however, means more 
memory required, SAS/C will run in one 
megabyte of RAM, but some functions op- 
erate only when two or mote megabytes 
are present 



To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers'/Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 117. 



8 December 1992 



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and enhancements. And now a new 
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New Features 

Pro Write 3.3 gives you more power 
than ever before. More powerful 
graphic handling, including automatic 
text-wrap. Print preview. Password 
protection for your documents. The 
ability to name and find pictures in 
long documents. Full clipboard sup- 
port, for seamless exchange of text and 
pictures with other programs. And 
HotUilHS »™ support, giving you 
total integration of Pro Write with 
other I lotLinks-capable programs! 

Proven Performance 

Combine this with ProWrites already 
formidable teature set, and you have 
the most powerful word processor for 
the Amiga. Features like multiple 
fonts and pictures. A spelling checker 
with over 100,000 dictionary words. A 
thesaurus with over 300,000 cross-ref- 
erences. Outline font support. Jaggie- 
free printing, for high-quality printing 
on dot- matrix printers. PostScript 
printing. Macros and AREXX support 
for power users. Mail merge, for form 
letters. And multiple columns, includ- 
ing side-by-side columns for writing 
audio/video scripts — a Pro Write 
exclusive! And the list goes on! 



And of course, Pro Write 3.3 retains 
the speed and ease-of-use that has 
made it famous with thousands of 
Amiga users world-wide. 

New Low Price! 

Even with all this power, Pro Write is 
more affordable than ever before — 
because Pro Write is available now for 
only $99.95! So you no longer have a 
reason not to treat yourself to the best! 

See for yourself what makes Pro Write 
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• Multiple fonts, sizes, styles, and colors, 

• Outline font support. 

• Insert IFF and 1IAA1 pictures in your 
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• Automatically wrap text around pictures. 

• Multiple columns, with snaking or side-by- 
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Spelling checker with 100,000 word 

dictionary - . 

Thesaurus with 300,000 cross-references. 

Full system clipboard support. 

I lot Links' I'M support. 

Undo and Redo command. 

Mail merge. 

AREXX port. 

Alacros, when used with AREXX. 

Name and search for picmres in a document. 

Speaking capability, to read hack document 

eon tents. 

Separate odd and even page headers and 

footers. 

Paragraph sorting. 

Automatic page numbering-, with five 
different page number styles. 

Insert current date and time, with five 
different date formats and two time formats. 
Word count and readability level calculation. 
Up to 10 documents open at tile same time. 
Document password protection. 
User-set document comments. 

Horizontal and/or vertical document rulers, 
for precise positioning. 

Custom page sizes. 
Print preview. 

PostScript printing, in black & white or 

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High -quality graphics printing for j aggie -free 

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OVERSCAN 



called the Father of the Amiga. Jay, who 

stated how impressed he was with the 
new machines, was extremely surprised 
and pleased with the gift. 

And From the Rest 
Of the 'World' . . . 

While the A4000 may have been the star 
of the show, the supporting cast was cer- 
tainly noteworthy. The show provided at- 
tendees with a first-hand look at many 
exciting new products soon to hit the 
market. 

SAS Institute released its new version 
(6,0) of the C Development System. 
Scala wowed attendees with the latest 
version of its multimedia-presentation 
software. Black Belt Systems demonstrat- 
ed the many special-effects/image- 
manipulation capabilities, including 
morphing, of its hot new product, 
Imagemaster. Migraph presented a low- 
cost full -page scanner, as well as a hand 
scanner. 

While attendees could get a deal on 
Amiga products at the Creative Comput- 
ers booth, Centaur showed off the excit- 
ing graphics and video capabilities of its 
Opal Vision board (see the review on p. 
20 in ibis issue). The speedsters at CSA 
unleashed the latest in the company's 
line of accelerators: the Derringer, a 
low-cost, 25-MHz, 68030-based board, 
targeted for any .Amiga needing A3 000- 
level performance. 



Euphonies displayed an interesting 
new product entitled Lightworks 
Graphics Synthesizer, which lets you 
create a visual and audio masterpiece 
on screen. Digital Micronics lifted the 
wraps from Digital EditMaster, its full- 
motion JPEG compression board, and 
introduced the exciting new Vivid 24, a 
graphics rendering board for the 
A3000. 

Gold Disk held weekend -long demon- 
strations of its most recent software, 
including Professional Page 3.0, Profes- 
sional Draw 3.0. VideoDirector, Profes- 
sional Gale, and Showmaker. Great Val- 
ley Products featured a host of products, 
including its A530 hard drive for the 
A500, along with a new genlock board, 
appropriately called G-Lock. The com- 
pany also surprised everyone with the re- 





CSA's latest accelerator, the 25- MHz 
68030 Derringer. 



Digital Micronics 1 new 24-bit graphics 
board, Vivid 24. 

lease of CineMorph, a new image-mor- 

phing program. 

The HiQTower. which gives your 
A500 the power of an A2000, was on dis- 
play at the INOVAtronics booth, as well 
as a new version (2.0) of the CanDo mul- 
timedia authoring svsiem and graphics 
enhancers (AVideol2 and AVideo24) for 
combining Amiga graphics with 12- and 
24-bit images. Viewers at the ASDG 
booth were treated to a tape showing the 
morphing and imaging capabilities of 
MorphPlus. 

Axiom Software unveiled the newest 
features of Pixel 3D Professional. The 
special -e fleets wizards from Pacific Dig- 
ital showed off that company's latest 
videographic programs, which combine 
visual and audio effects in surprising and 
sometimes strange ways. In addition to* 




ON-LINE 

SCAN, 



Because this is AmtgaWorfd's 

annual Games issue, they asked 
me to cover the PD/shareware 
side of things in this month's 
column. My assignment was to 
come up with a list of the "Best 
Freeh* Distributable Games of 
1992." Maybe they should have 
asked Andy Rooney. 

You bee, I'm not a big Ian of 
Amiga computer games. The 
vast amount of time that kids 
spend honing their game-play- 
ing skills with various simulators 
could probably be better spent. 
Today's dismal job market shows 
little demand for individuals 
who can barrel-roll a Boeing 
7127 on final approach or exhibit 
perfect power-shifting tech- 
niques with race cars and motor- 
cycles. (Hmm . . . maybe they did 



get Andy Rooney after all . . . ) 

I have to admit, though, that 
I'm guilty of playing games, too. 
.Although I use spreadsheets a 
lot, and my joystick reflexes are 
probably a tad rusty, I still can't 
resist a little rousing arcade ac- 
tion from time to time. As long 
as it's done in moderation, 
game playing doesn't qualify as 
a serious character Haw. It's a 
good rule of thumb that if after 
a few days of "researching" or 
"testing" a new Amiga game, 
you Find yourself suffering from 
sleep deprivation, then call it 
quits. Formulating strategies to 
outwit a laser-wielding knight or 
the sabre-touting dwarf lurking 
beneath the moat at the 23rd 
castle just isn't worth the loss of 
sleep, friends, or family. 



Tim Walsh 



"Net" Gains With 
On-line Games 

Maybe my intense interest in 
games is the reason why I like 
the Amiga-specific ones found 
on the nets so much. They tend 
to differ quite a bit from their 
commercial counterparts. They 
are not necessarily better; 
rather, they just seem to be 
s mallei; simpler, require little or 
no documentation, and can typ- 
ically provide as much enjoy* 
ment as the most sophisticated 
simulators. Their sound and 
graphics often put some of the 
overpriced l(>-bit game-ma- 
chine cartridges to shame, too. 
Physical activity and socializing 
aside, nothing beats a hot game 
of Megaball on the Amiga after 
a long day at the of lice. 



If you're after- shoot- em-ups, 
you're in luck, as the nets are lit- 
erally riddled with them. Sure, 
there are plenty of complex, 
multilevel text-and-graphics ad- 
ventures, a smattering of spell- 
ing and arithmetic gems, and 
some offerings worthy even of 
educational circles. However, 
shoot-'eni-ups still iiile the nets. 

Best of all, the price can't be 
beat. That's important when you 
consider that surveys conducted 
in recent years reveal the major- 
ity of Amiga users are likely to 
spend more money on games 
than on productivity software. 
When you consider how inex- 
pensive on-line offerings are, it 
becomes obvious the nets are a 
bargain when it comes to find- 
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demonstrating The Kitchen Sync and 
DCTY, Digital Creations showcased its 
new paint and animation program enti- 
tled Brilliance, which is compatible with 
the entire range of Amiga computers, in- 
cluding ihe A 1000. 

Soft-Logih Publishing demonstrated 
three new products: Art Expression, a 
new Amiga drawing program; a new ver- 
sion of the PageStream desktop-pub- 
lishing system; and the HotLinks inter- 
active data-exchange program. Also, the 
games still keep coming from Merit 
Software, which released Tom Landry 



Strategy Football for Amiga fans who 
want to experience bone-crunching 
football action without the bumps and 
bruises. 

Other show highlights included the 
following products and announcements: 

•HyperMedias new CD-ROM of the 
Fred Fish library of freely distributable 
software (which has now grown to well 
over 700 floppy disks); 
* Ambitious Technologies' Toaster Oven 
(with seven slots) forASOOO owners who 
want to convert their machines into a 



tower that will accommodate a Mbaster; 
•the latest version of Pro Write (5.3) 
from New Horizons; 
•new SunRixe Industries* audio prod- 
ucts, including the Studio 16 profession- 
al digital sound editor; 
• Nucleus Electronics* single-frame 
recorder for use with the Toaster, along 
with a preview of its new cuts-only edit- 
ing system; 

•a new product line (called Trifecta) of 
hard -drive controllers from ICD for the 
A500, A2000, and A2 ■>()<> computers. 
— Dennis Brisson and Lou Wallace 



Which network is best for lo- 
cating good Amiga games? That 
award probably belongs to GE- 
nie T wit 1 1 Portal running a close 
second. Both networks oflcr the 
now massive Fred fish collection 
of freely distributable games, so 
if you're looking for one of the 
games found on those disks, you 
can turn to either net for rapid 
retrieval. By comparison, Com- 
puServe oilers considerably few- 
er, while BIX runs a distant 
fourth place — with an emphasis 
on multiplayer, Amiga-compati- 
ble BBS games, where you play 
against opponents while on the 
phone lines. 

The Best of '92 

As 1 might have implied at the 
beginning of the column, simula- 
tors are my preference when it 
comes to Amiga games — so I'm 
out of tuck because they're in 
short supply on the nets. Of 
course, if there's a shoot-'em-up 
arcade game that puts me in the 
cockpit of a fighter aircraft, that's 
a different story. But simulators of 
any kind are rare in the public 
domain, so my choices in the fol- 
lowing list are not too heavily in- 
fluenced by any personal bias to 
games of that genre. 

That said, I've rounded up 
what I think are the lop picks in 
public-domain games for 1992. 
Please note that virtually all of 
these are shareware games of 
varying, yet reasonable, cost. Do 
your part and support, these 
folks so that we'll see more 
games in '93. 

Mother Lode: For pure addict- 
ing fun, nothing beats the most 
recent incarnation of the popular 
Standby, Lode Runner. With 50 
levels and an optional level edi- 
tor, digitized sound, and a full 
complement of play options, it's 
a well-rounded package. 

Armed with a "microwave 
shovel", your goal is to gather all 



the chests on each level, while 
avoiding what appear to be rap- 
video extras complete with 
hooded sweatshirts. Although, 
technically, it has been available 
since very late 1991, it deserves 
inclusion with the best of 1992. 
As of this writing, its downloads 
number in the four-digit catego- 
ry on GEnie. 

Umoria 5.4: There is no 

shortage of fans of the Moria se- 
ries of games, and avid net 
junkies are undouhtably familiar 
with this particular offshoot by 
now. Stripped of some menus 
and graphic options, 5.4 is faster 
and more enjoyable to play than 
its predecessors, While its down- 
load numbers don't reflect much 
recent activity, Umoria 5.4 is one 
of the best text-and-graphics ad- 
venture games for the Amiga. 

Minefield 1.15: Here's some 
software to round out your collec- 
tion of games compatible with 
AmigaDGS 2.04 or higher. Vari- 
able board sizes and difficulty lev- 
els, score charts for each board, 
and selectable levels of play make 
this a winner. Of course, it's a 
must for all A3000 users. 

Poing 1.0: I'm not just speak- 
ing for myself when I state few 
game players can resist a good 
Breakout-type game, Poing 1 .0 
is horizontal Breakout a I its ab- 
solute best for the Amiga. Mul- 
tilevel play helps keep the game 
interesting. 

Intruder Alert: Fast -paced 
shoot 'em up action is still alive 
and well in 1992. An offshoot of 
the arcade game, Beserker, this 
one offers first-rate graphics and 
sound. Guaranteed to induce 
callouses on your fi rebut ton fin- 
ger or thumb. 

Deluxe Pac Man: After all 
these years, Pac Man is still one of 




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One of the very 
best downloads 
of *92» Mother 
Lode (top), Is the 
latest and great* 
est version of 
the classic Lode 
Runner. For fans 
of Breakout-style 
games, Poing Is a 
super shareware 
substitute. 



the best arcade games. Deluxe 
Pac Man is historically accurate to 
the original, retaining most of the 
critters found in the first version. 
Pay the shareware fee to gain ac- 
cess to all 2[) levels. 

Rocky: A rather exclusive 
program that isn't well-known, 
this program is an addicting, 
low-cost alternative to the popu- 
lar Boulderdash, 

Super Artillery: One of my 

all-lime favorite types of games 
on the old Commodore 64 was 
the artillery game where the tra- 
jectory of the shells is based on 
numerous factors, such as wind 
conditions, topography, and so 
forth. Super Artillery does the 
same for the Amiga, except in a 
90s' sort of fashion. 

Downloading — literally for 
pocket change — a decent Amiga 
game that might provide years 
of entertainment makes for a 



pretty attractive investment, Al- 
t hough some of the larger 
games on the nets may use one 
percent or more of your 100- 
m eg a byte hard drive's storage 
capacity, it sure beats having to 
plop down between thirty and 
fifty bucks for a brand-new com- 
mercial program. 

Special thanks to game guru 
Peter Ola f son for his input in 
(boosing the selections. To con- 
tact individual networks, use the 
following numbers: 

BIX 

800/227-2983 
617/354-4137 

CompuServe 

800/848-8199 
614/457-0802 

GEnie 
800/638-9636 

Portal 
408/973-9111 D 



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With a high-quality stereo sound sampler, 
A fast, powerful, easy-to-use sound editor, 
And a self-contained 4-track sequencer. 
For all the sound effects and music you 
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► Record sound samples from any 
source, including voices, noise, and 
pre-recorded instruments, to create 
your own instruments and effects. 

► Edit sounds quickly in real time. 
Add effects like reverb and echo, run 
sounds backward, alter wave forms, 
cut and paste sound segments, create 
loops, eliminate pops and scratches, 

► Compose easily using the DSS 

4-track sequencer and your Amiga or 
MIDI keyboard. Draw from up to 31 
instruments at a time, in up to four 
octaves with 8 different variable 
effects. Mix and modify sounds in 
real time as you compose, through 
direct interface with the sound editor. 

DSS Stretches the outer limits of 8-bit 
sound 

• Create your own 4-track, self-play- 
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• Make soundtracks for home video, 
animation or visual presentations 
complete with voice-over, sound 
effects and music. 

• Analyze voice patterns and stereo 
separation. 

• Analyze graphic 
equalization of 
real-time sound. 

• Remove "pops" from 
old phonograph recordings. 

• Create custom instruments and 

sound effects by collecting and/or 
modifying pre-recorded instruments, 
voice, or sounds from any source, and 
use them in your own compositions. 

• Save your sound and music to disk 
or send it out via modem for replay on 
any Amiga. 



Check out these unparalleled features 

V Amiga DOS 2.0 compatible; 
written in assembly language. 

V Multi-tasking operation. 

v / 68020 and 68030 compatible. 

V Comprehensive tutorial manual 
helps even beginners get started right 
away. 

V Intuition-based graphic interface 

makes operation easy. 

V MIDI-in capability. 

V Direct interface between 
sequencer and editor. 

i/ Hold 31 sound samples in memory 
at once — all shown on screen so they 
are easy to manipulate. 

V Effects and processing capabilities 
include echo, mix, filter, re- sample, 
sound data inversion, playing sounds 
backwards, loops, fade-in/fade-out 
and more. 

V Manipulate sound samples 
in real time, as you listen. 

V Create sampled instruments 
with 1, 3 and 5 octaves. 

V HIPI recording for highest quality 7 
playback. 

V Controls for faster/slower playback 
and filtering high frequencies during 
playback. 

V Load and save samples, songs and 

instruments in multiple formats. 

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V Stereo and 
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stereo or separate stereo. 

V Auto-playing music modules. 




V Real-time oscilloscope s 
spectrum analysis. 

V Real-time reverberation. 

i/ Graphic editing of wave forms 
through easy-to-use functions, 
including zoom in/out and precision 
controls for position, frequency and 
amplitude. 

V Draw sound waves freehand using 
the mouse. 

V Direct editing of individual sample 
numeric values. 

V Maximum recording speed of 
51,000 samples/second (38,908 
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OVERSCAN 



It's Learning That Matters 

Events at 5IGGRAPH '92 provided an opportunity for the Amiga not only to flex its already 
well-developed artistic muscles, but also to demonstrate that it really can hold its own in 
the classroom. Hollywood producer Coco Conn invited Chicag-area teachers to choose 30 
students between the ages of 1 1 and 17 to take part in a mu I ti platform creative workshop 
dubbed SIGKids, Eleven of the group landed in the Amiga Art Corner with Amiga artist and 
art education producer Curt Kass, 

The Amiga group's original assignment was to animate a logo for Nickelodeon's Nick 
News W/5. When the program's producers had a change of heart, Kass and his crew landed 
a new assignment and a more challenging project— to describe through video what is 
wrong with America today and offer a solution. Portions of the project will air on PBS's 
November Learning Matters as an election-month piece, in a segment devoted entirely to 
computers and technology in the classroom. 

According to PBS staffer Karina O'Riordan, SIGKids caught the attention of the producers 
of Learning Matters because the students were learning independently with few guidelines. 
SIGKids fits well into Learning Matters' coverage of computers in education inside and out- 
side the classroom. 

Kass stated that the success of the Amiga SIGKids project was directly connected to the 
opportunity to create a curriculum. The kids were not just thrown into a room with com- 
puters and asked to emerge six clays later with a finished video. The students conceptual- 
ized and designed the video themselves, but were informed in advance what was expected 
of them and were provided with the tools and knowledge to succeed. 

While the Amiga group was originally scheduled to develop individual videos, the students 
voted for a collaborative effort. Each of them contributed according to his or her own abilities 
and interests. The video includes original digitized stills, animations, and sampled sounds. 

With the help of Commodore's Rick Block, Steve Johnson, and Ken Nordine, Kass 
showed students how to storyboard, use source material, and utilize video-production pro- 
cedures. Although only two of the eleven Amiga SIGKids had previous experience with 
Arnigas, within three days they became proficient with a variety of products, including 
DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts), The Art Department (ASDG), DCTV (Digital Creations), Final 
Copy (Softwood), and SuperGen (Digital Creations). 

The Chicago-area Amiga Art Corner participants were Robert Casey, Helen Choi, Nathan 
Fredrickson, Mlchele Gonzales, James Kelly, John Kubo, Chris Montoya, Adam Mathes, 
Corey Murray, and Hui Young Pak. The original team also invited a visiting student from 
South Africa, Mael Gerard, to bring his artistic talents to the project. Tune to your local PBS 
station during November for a first-hand look at what a good program can do with 
talented young people and your favorite computer. —Jan Jackson 



Are They Being Served? 

Spending too much time in the back 
room buried in ordering, invoicing, pric- 
ing, and inventmy paperwork — and too 
little time on the store floor with your 
customers? Pile the work on The Or- 
derDesk (Gramma Software). The mod- 
ular system is divided into Order, Cus- 
tomer, Inventon. and Tickle windows. 
The Order Window produces invoices 
complete with user-definable shipping 
charges and taxes, resets pricing, calcu- 
lates accounts payable and receivable, 
prints sales reports, and supports cash, 
check, COD, on-account, and several 
credit card sales. 

The Customer window stores 25-line 
records of customer data, lets you search 



on any field, and prints customer-activity 
reports and labels. The Inventory Win- 
dow automatically reduces or increases its 
contents based on customer activity, ac- 
cepts data from ARexx-compatible pro- 
grams, and prints reports. Accessible 
from a gadget in the Customer Window, 
the Tickle Window saves and recalls notes 
and reminders on customers a no! orders. 
The program is available in three con- 
figurations: The OrderDesk (52(H)), which 
supports up to 300 products or customers; 
The OrderDeskU ($225), which handles 
unlimited numbers of the same; and The 
OrderDeskUI ($250), which adds an in- 
ventory module to unlimited product and 
customer support. (RS# 1 10.) 




Video Wallpaper 

Designed for video and multimedia productions, Beyond Backgrounds — Pro Set is a ten- 
disk collection of 24-bit, severe-overscan backdrops. The images are in IFF24 format and 
depict such subjects as clouds, celebrations, weddings, cartoons, trophies, coffee cups, 
grids, the stage, and people. The compilation includes 14 texture-map images for 3-D ob- 
jects. Available from Frostbyte Systems, Beyond Backgrounds retails for S99.95. {RS# 119.) 



OVERHEARD 



Women in the audio, video, broadcast, 
and related industries have a place to turn 
when they feel isolated in their professions, 
TheTechnet network provides a forum fbr 
exchanging technical information, finding 
job leads and professional organizations, 
and more through its many conferences. 
The network seeks to strenghten and ad- 
vance the careers of its members, increase 
the profile of women in the industries it 
serves, and recognize companies that pro- 
mote women. 

tfyou support the group's mission, get 
involved! Whether you're a man or wom- 
an, the volunteer organization wants your 
ideas and participation, To receive the 
group's first mailing, send a SASE to 
Julie Perez, 110 Horatio St. #617, New 
York, NY 10014. You can also get more 
information by calling 212/727-8352 or 
707/485-5373. 



Lamp Included? 

Aladdin 4D (Adspec Programming, 
$499) improves extensively on its pre- 
decessor, Draw4D-Pro. New features in- 
clude a timeline system that allows poly- 
gon attributes to change during an an- 
imation; procedural textures and the 
ability to map textures as opacity, bump, 
reflectivity, normal, genlock, or decal; 
wave sources that can be assigned to a 
path and moved in 3-D space; gases 
with controllable color and density; ray- 
traced shadows; facet, Gouraud, or 
Phong shading; and the ability to ren- 
der to Firecracker 24 (Impulse), Re- 
solver (Digital Micron res), and DCTV 
(Digital Creations). 

A new camera system replaces Draw- 
4 D -Pro's eyepath approach. The Aladdin 
ID camera can have an unlimited num- 
ber of target points and will cut from one 
target to another or pan between them 
during an animation. The program em- 
ploys a single-window editor and lets you 
preview animations. To squeeze out extra 
rendering speed, a math -coprocessor 
version is included with the package. 
(RS# 123.) 



Overscan is compiled by Barbara Gefvert, 
Linda Laflamme, and Tim Wolsh. Send your 
news, new products, and network informa- 
tion to Overscan, Amiga World Editorial, 80 
Elm St., Peterborough, IMH 03458. ■ 



14 December 1992 














Introducing ImageFX ... 
No professional art department should be without it 

Only ImageFX gives your imagination total image processing freedom. 



Whatever visual medium you 
work in — photography, graphics, 
video, animation — ImageFX Is the 
one tool vou absolutely must own! 





Carsmear by Mike Vunck 



It's like having a professional art 

department at your fingertips. 

ImageFX is faster, easier to use, more 
expandable, more adaptable and 
more powerful than any oilier product 
of its kind for the Amiga \ 

Here are just a few ways ImageFX 
expands your visual horizons: 
Scan in or framegrab from a full 
range of image capturing devices 
directly into your Amiga, 

* Use your Amiga as an image 
prepress, color correction 
system including, CMYK, 
RGB,HSVandYUV. 

* Digitally retouch any image 
with the most complete set of 
filters, color gradients, image 
distortions, masks, and text 
handling tools available 



* Automatically convert image 
files to/from over 20 different 
file formats, 

* Create true, full motion poly- 
morphic "morphing" animation just like they use in 
movies, commercials and music videos. 

* Generate single and dual 
image morphs; wave, rip- 
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water and glass-like dis- 
tortions; and a wide range 
of 24-bit transitions. 

* Make your own add-on 
features with hill ARexx™ 
and C programming 
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* Enjoy near "real time" 
painting in 24-bit color. 

ImageFX is the most exciting 
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Give your Amiga graphics and 
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If you need ImageFX™ morphing 
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GneMorph transforms any image, or 
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and with the professional quality "morph" 
results you see at the movies and on TV. 

With GneMorph you con: 

* Warp single or motion images, create full 
motion morphs, merge scenes, and per- 
form digital dissolves. 

• Set different speeds for different ports of 
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While other programs claim to have 
quality printing, Pinal Copy II is the only^" 
word processor on the Amiga that will 
produce excellent quality printouts on any 
Workbench (1.3, 2.0 or higher) supported 
graphic printer. If you have a PostScript 
pi inter, Final Copy II is the only word 
processor on the Amiga that has true 
WYSIWYG PostScript print capabilities - 
other programs limit you to a few fonts 
and a limited number of sizes. Willi Final 
Copy II you get the same great looking 
output produced in expensive desktop 
publishing programs. 



Pihal Copy IFs word processing featur 
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response thesaurus; automata 
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paragraph justification; and automatic 
date, time, and page number insertion. 

Final Copy IPs graphic features include: 
object-oriented, structured tools for 
drawing boxes, ovals, lines, arrow-tipped 
lines, and rounded cornered boxes; 
graphic object color fill, line weight and 
line color; ability to import IP n 
pictures and brushes including 
ILBM and HAM; real-time text flow 
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cropping; object locking; and graphic 
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Final Copy IPs user interface features 
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Typographic ctarity comes m two flo* 
van: legibility an<3 reodabffity Even 
though much ot the typogrnpft:c 
community treats them as iucn, they 
ere not interchangeable lerms. Differ- 
ent typefaces have varying dogmas of 
legibility; while typography should be 
readable, 

Legibify is generaty considered to 
be the abilty To dUttngubh one letter 
from another in o parttcutar 
typeface design. Readability. 
on the olher Bond. Is thu d<r 
gree of €aase with which ty- 
pography can bo read. As a 
result, It (s possible to use a 
highly legible typeface and 
create unreadable ty 
pogrophy. White carefully 
constructed, readabte ty- 
pography cannot restore 
mhsing legfc&ty to a type- 
face design. It can enhance 
the message presented by o 
less than Ideal typeface 

For practical purposes, Ihe 
definitions are not all Ihuf knpo* 
tant, Whal Is Important Is that you 
are aware of the factors that can 
afect typeface tegibity, and the 
ways reodabiity can be enhanced - 
or reduced - through typographic ar- 
rangement. 



Studios and Reports 

Most of us have heard about legi- 
bility and readability studies and the* 
resulting reports You know, the ones 
that typophlles refer to when they dis- 
cuss legibility ex readabiry, and sup- 
posedly answer all questions about 
these two topics, Well, referring to 
these reports and actuoUy trying to use 
them can be two very different thirgi. 
In fact, just trying to find them is diffi- 
cult 

Jnoy are not in neotty bound vot- 
cjadliy purchased at the local 
bookstore, Chances are, unless you 
live In a big clly, your public library 
doesn't hove them, teachers of the 
communication oris do not often 
make them available to their stu- 
dents, and manufacturers of type- 
setting and printing equipment da 
not include them In their corpo- 
rate libraries 

So what ond where are 
thoso mythical studies? For 
tfv> most part, ihey were 
published os articles in 
_ trade journals and schol- 
arly magazines, and they 
were* nol normafly Intended far ty- 
pographer:; or graphic communica- 
tors r_ducatars. Technical writers, jour- 
nalists and Hie tike, were their usual tar- 




You want a document that reads well in addition 
to looking good. Final Copy ™ comes with a 
1 44,000 word speller, 1.4 million word thesaurus 
with definitions, master pages, stylesheets, 
paragraph sorting, math, mail-merge, automatic 
hyphenation, and user- defined tab stops to 
assist you in your writing. 




Mnal Copy's™ graphic support is the best there 
is in any Amiga® word processor. Place IFF 
II. KM pictures and brushes anywhere In a 
document. Draw lioxes, ovals, lines, arrows. 



ing tools. Mow text around or 
inhic in a document 




M\lc sheds and master pages are features you 
can really use to ensure your documents are 



in several levels of reduction and magi 
Multiple snaking columns, left/right p 
title page options are easy to use. 







3 Style 
Sheets 


Master 


Line, Box, Oval 


PostScript™ 
Support 


Thesaurus 
Responses 


Speller 

Words 


Automatic 
Hyphenation 


comparison 
Chart 


uirainehoni 
included 


Pages 


Drawing Tools 


Final Copy II 


35 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Excellent 


1.4 million 


144,000 


Yes 


ProWrite3.3- 





No 


No 


No 


Limited 


300,000 


100,000 


No 




















Comparison 
Chart 


Snaking 
Columns 


24 Bit Editable 
ILBM Support Page Views 


Outline Font 
Processing 


Print 1 pg. 
Document 


Math 
Support 


Outline Fonts 
13 and 2,0 


Print 
Quality 


Final Copy II 


1-6 


Yes 


25400% 


Fast 


53 sec* 


Yes 


Yes 


Excellent 


ProWrfte3.3 : 


1-5 


No 


No 


Sbw 


2 min. 5 sec. 


No 


No 


Fair 



System Requirements: Amiga® 



gubytc of RAM nnd either a hard drive or 2 floppy drives. 






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a or years, the Amiga 1 name has been 
synonymous with multimedia. We've 
proven to the world that when you combine 
the brilliance of video, audio, and animation 
with a computer, incredible 
things can happen. 

Well, now 
that the world has 
finally caught on 
to the concept, 
Commodore takes 
the medium to an 
entirely new- 
level; With 
the all-new 
Amiga 4000. 

The 
A 4000 frees 
you to do 
more multi- 
media computing 
for less than any 
other personal 
computer. It 
empowers you 
to create exciting 
professional tele- 
vision effects, 
stimulating interactive training programs, and 
more powerful presentations like never before.* 
That's because the Amiga is the only 
computer designed as a multimedia machine 
from the ground up. Which means the A 4000 
doesn't suffer the handicaps other so-called 
multimedia machines endure. There is no 
need for costly, cumbersome add-ons, no 
need to kludge together potentially incom- 



The Amiga 4000 gives you the ability to 
easily create real-time, colorful animations. 



patible components. So it gives you spectacular 

multimedia performance right out of the 
box, at a price that keeps the cost of imag- 
ination very realistic. 

Sit in front of the A 4000 
and instantly you 
enter a world 




filled with 
high-resolu- 
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taneously displayed in up 
to 256,000 colors from a 
palette of over 16.8 million 
hues. You gain a heightened ability 
to create exciting graphics with full video 
overscan. And you attain 
the freedom to create complex 
animations at a full 30 Frames 
Per Second, not at 15 FPS. 

You even have the 
option of choosing from a 
spectrum of high resolution 
modes while still main 
taining NTSC scan rate capability. 
All this multimedia muscle, of course, 
comes through true design elegance. At the 
heart of every A 4000 lies our new, unique, 




The Amiga 4000 

features tlic powerful 
new Motorola' 68040 
microprocessor. 



custom coprocessors, the Advanced 



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Graphics 

Architecture™ chip set, 
and the latest multi- 
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DOS™ 3.0. Add to this Motorola's thundering 



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In fact, the A4000 even 
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isting and communicat- f or m f^ thc \P 00 
to sounds htte nothing 

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or MS-DOS computers in a Novell' network. 




Announcmg The Amiga 4000. 
The Encore ToThe Most Powerful, Cost 






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companies consider to be enough on its 
own), and not only is the A 4000 blind 
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Of course, there's much more to 
the A4000 than just being the ultimate 
tool for creativity. It also comes with a 
large capacity hard drive, and a 
1.76 MB dual speed high 

density floppy 
j? drive which, combined with 
Cross- DOS, allows you to 
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And a design that allows for 





And we back all this technology 
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24-bit 

display, 

painting, 

and 

presentation. 



OpalVision 

Centaur Software, $995. 
A2000, A3000T, A4000. 
Internal, video-slot connection. 
Installation: easy. 
Hard drive- installable software. 
Not copy protected* 



These days, when a company advertises a 
new "video board," it could be anything 
from an enhanced-color display card, a 
video-capture card, or a video-overlay card, 
to a card thai combines all of these capabilities. 

Solid Foundation 

With OpalVision, the ambiguity is part of the plan. 
The main board of the OpalVision system displays 
a screen of up to 768x476 pixels on a standard 
1084-style interlaced monitor (76Sx576 on a PAL 
monitor), using any of over 16 million colors. With 
planned optional modules (unreleased at this writ- 
ing), you will be able to add a framegrabber and 
overlay genlock, a deinterlacer that allows the use 
of 31 -KHz VGA-style monitors, and a module that 
provides a four-input switcher with digital video ef- 
fects, a la NewTek's Video Toaster. This modular de- 
sign means that you add (and pay for) only the op- 
tions you really need, as you need them. 

Even without its optional add-ons, the OpalVision 
main board is an appealing choice for adding "true- 
color" capability to an Amiga. As with other frame- 
buffer boards, the 16-milIion-color display is sepa- 
rate from the .Amiga system display. This means that 
although you can load and display standard 24-bit 
IFF graphics Hies, you cannot run the Workbench or 
other Amiga software in 24-bit color OpalVision can. 
however, combine a normal Amiga display with its 
own display on the same monitor. This allows you 
to overlay Amiga graphics on a true-color back- 
ground or to make them peek through "holes* ? in the 
24-bit picture. With the optional framegrabber/ gen- 
lock module, you can add a video layer as well. 

The only problem I experienced with hardware 
installation was on an A3000T whose video-slot 



To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the 
"Manufacturers'/Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 117. 



2.0 compatible. 

Accelerator compatible. 

Minimum system: 1MB chip RAM, 2MB fast RAM, 

hard drive. 
Recommended system: 2MB chip RAM, 4+MB fast 

RAM, hard drive, accelerator board. 

opening is a little cramped. An adjusting screw on 

the mounting bracket was so close to the 2 3 -pin 
monitor connector that it was difficult to insert 
even the smallest jeweler's screwdriver when the 
large molded plug from my 1084 monitor was 
connected, (I had to angle the plug in to make the 
adjustment.) 

I found that software installation was very easy 
on most of the systems I tried, because Com- 
modore's standard installer program is included 
with the package. On one 1.3 -based system, how- 
ever, the iti si a Her program consistently crashed 
when trying to install the sample images, and I was 
forced to finish the process manually. Centaur 
technical support informed me that they are aware 
of this problem and are working to correct it. 

Because normal system software cannot take ad- 
vantage of 24-bit firamebuffers, specialized software 
support is crucial to a product like this. Centaur has 
included OpalPaint, a paint program; Opal Presents!, 
an enhanced slide-show with transitions; and Opal- 
Vision Hotkey, a display control program. Although 
it's not much advertised, a Workbench 2.0 driver 
for the popular Wacom drawing tablet also accom- 
panies the board. Finalh', there is King of Karate, 
which Centaur bills as the "world's first 24-bit per- 
sonal computer game." The colorful backgrounds do 
enhance the game somewhat, but it's safe to say that 
nobody will buy OpalVision just for this game. 

Powerful Paint 

Of the included software, OpalPaint is by far the 
most significant. One of the most ambitious 24-bit 
paint programs currently available for the Amiga, 
it attempts to combine the best features from high- 
end paint programs on the Mac and PC with famil- 
iar tools from such Amiga standards as DeluxePaint 
IV (Electronic Arts). It is the first Amiga program 
I've seen that has both selectable brush character- 
istics (airbrush, chalk, watercoloi; pencil, and so on) 



20 December 1992 




and paper types (rice paper, rough paper, and 
more), which lets you emulate conventional artistic 
styles and media on the computer. The program 
features a number of interesting new drawing 
modes, and, as with the brush and paper types, you 
can load additional drawing modes from disk, 
which greatly facilitates program updates. 

Opal Faint's stencil feature allows vou to specify the 
area to protect by drawing the stencil shape, by se- 
lecting a color or range of colors to protect, or both. 
Stencil colors, fill colors, and brush background col- 
ors can all be selected using tolerances that let you 
choose not only the exact color, but also any color 
that is close. You indicate what is considered close by 
setting the range of hue. saturation, and value levels 
individually. This makes it possible to fill a digitized 
picture of a person's face, for example, even though 
the skin tones vary slightly from point to point. You 
can also specify transparency levels using this same 
system of tolerances, allowing vou, for instance, to 
change only the hue ol the current image. 

The more traditional features of the program are 
well implemented. Although the tool bar shows only 
20 paint pots at a time, there are 13 such rows in 
any given palette, which you can Nip through rapid- 
ly. The palette mixer includes RGB and HSV slid- 
ers, a color wheel, and a mixing area where vou can 
stir together colors to form new shades. 

You can save and load files in IFF or JPEG for- 
mal, and there is a proprietary mode that loads 
large images more quickly. To let you preview saved 
images, OpalPaiut creates "thumbnails," small rep- 
resentations of the hies' pictures that appear in the 
File requester. Many of the geometric tool icons 
(line, box, circle, arc, and so on) work exactly like 
their Deluxe Paint counterparts, down to the key- 
board equivalents and the settings you can vary with 
a righi-mouse-button click. 

Although working with 24-bit images is generally 
slow, OpalPaiut performs fairly well, as long as you 
work on an accelerated machine. Its treatment of 
custom brushes is a good compromise between mov- 
ing the full 24-bit image (which can be excruciatingly 
slow) and showing a rectangular outline only (which 
makes it hard to position the brush). OpalPaiut 
shows an outline thai is similar to a two-color repre- 
sentation of the brush. You can move this quickly, but 
still see the image outline to help with placement. 
The program also features a "rip-and-redo" feature 
that lets vou undo a brush stamp, move it over a pix- 




el, and stamp it down again, all in one operation. 

OpalPaiut may be powerful, but it isn't polished. 
Not yet included are some of the planned features: 
ARexx support, the alpha channel (which provides 
variable transparent overlays), and the magic wand 
(which uses edge detection to fill an enclosed area 
that contains a lot of different colors). 

Other included features don't work quite right. 
For example, if you hold the Shift key while resizing 
a brush, the operation is supposed to maintain the 
picture's original aspect ratio, but what it really does 
is constrain you to straight horizontal or vertical 
movements. The program occasionally crashed or 
did such strange things as fail to re-open the Work- 
bench screen on exit, forcing a reboot. While these 
bugs don't render the program unusable. 1 hope to 
see diem corrected in the next update. 

Show Offs 

Hie other two programs, Opal Presents! and Opal 
Hotkey are a step up from the usual display pro- 
grams that accompany a graphics board. A slide show 
program, Presents! provides 2(1 transition patterns 
for changing from one picture to the next. Its push- 
button interface is very easy to use. All you have to 
do to create a presentation is select your pictures from 
the file requester, set the transition pattern, transition 
speed, and frame-advance method. You can advance 
frames by clicking the mouse button, setting a timer, 
or sending a command through an ARexx port. The 
program also lets vou choose whether vou want to 
show the OpalYision display, the Amiga display, live 
video, or a combination of the three. In addition, you 
can attach a CLI command to each slide for starting 
a music or animation player. *■ 



The fite 
requester's 
thumbnails take 
the guesswork 
out of loading 
images. 



OpalPaint's 
palette mixer 
lets you stir 
colors together 
like a traditional 
artist. 



AmigaWotirf 2 1 



R E V I E W S 



Hot Key allows you to use function- key 
combinations to load 24-bit images into 
the framebuffer and select the various 
display sources (Opal. Amiga, and 
video). HotKey also has an \Rc\x port, 
which allows other presentation pro- 
grams to combine Opal Vis ion graphics 
with their Amiga slide shows. 

While Presents! and HotKey theoreti- 
cally seem well suited to multimedia pre- 
sentations, they have some practical 
problems. The Opal Vision board ap- 
pears to use the top line of the display 
for some control signals, which some- 
times show up as small red dots at the 



top of a screen that combines Opal and 
Amiga graphics. In most cases, you can 
adjust the display to keep them from 
showing. Also, the Opal software may 
push down the regular screen display to 
separate it from the control line, which 
tends to make vertical centering a prob- 
lem. Finally, JPEG and large IFF files 
Load fairly slowly, and the loading pro- 
cess may disrupt the show. 

Show Me More 

Despite some minor problems, the 
Opal Vision main board makes a very fa- 
vorable first impression. The display is 



68030 ACCELERATION 

VXL30&RAM-32 

AND 32-BIT WIDE RAM 




Cost-effective, high-performance system acceleration for the Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000. VXL-30 
uses the low cost 68EC030 or the standard, MMU-bearing 68030. True asynchronous design supports 
versions at 25MHz and 40MHz, Installs into the Amiga's 68000 socket (and the 68000 is re-installed in 
VXL-30). Accepts the 68882 math chip. User upgradeable. Compatible with AmigaDOS 1.3 and 2.04 
systems. Cold-boot jumper selection as 68030 or as 68000. Warm boot software selection as 68030 or 
68000. Supports separate VXL RAM-32 Memory board with 2 or 8 megabytes of Fast Page Mode 
RAM with Burst capability. RAM autoconfigs in the Amiga FASTRAM space and is DMA-able; can be 
mapped high; supports mapping Kickstart to 32-bit RAM even without MMU. RAM-32 has alternate 
Kickstart ROM socket for optional 2.04 ROM. RAM-32 is also accessible (16-bits wide) in 68000 mode. 
Performance of VXL30/RAM-32 as a system is equal to an Amiga 3000 at 25MHz and about fifty 
percent faster than an A3000 when a 40MHz processor and math chip are installed (speed 
comparisons based on averaging of sixteen standard benchmarks in AIBB 4.5). Typical raytrace times 
at 25MHz (using impulse's imagine) are sixteen times faster than with the basic 68000. VXL-30 is the 
price leader in affordable, 68030 acceleration. Available now from your Amiga dealer. 



iMlCrOBotlCS, InC. 1251 American Parkway, Richardson, TX 75081 

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near photographic, as advertised, and 
the bundled software is better than the 
run-of-the-mill applications that usually 
come with graphics boards. The only 
missing variable in the equation is how 
quickly Centaur will follow through with 
its intended hardware and software ad- 
ditions. If, as promised, the genlock/ 
framegrabber module, the switcher/ef- 
fects module, and the deinterlacer mod- 
ule are available by the time' you read 
this, it will be a very good sign. 

With some software updates, third- 
party programming support, and sup- 
port for all of the hardware features 
(such as double-buffered animation and 
8- and 15-bit display modes), OpalVision 
could become a real force in the Amiga 
graphics market. As things stand, it's a 
very promising newcomer. 

— Sheldon Leemon 



AMOS the Creator 
(American Amos) 

Europress Software, $110. 

Hard-drive installable. 
Not copy protected. 
2.0 compatible. 
Accelerator compatible. 
Minimum system: 512K RAM 

single floppy. 
Recommended system: 1MB RAM, 

hard drive. 



Programming graphics- and sound- 
intensive applications. 



Easy AMOS 

Europress Software, about $50. 

Hard -drive installable. 
Not copy protected. 
2.0 compatible. 
Accelerator compatible. 
Minimum system: 1MB RAM 

single floppy. 
Recommended system: 1MB RAM, 

hard drive. 



Learning programming techniques 
and constructing games. 



Have you ever gotten halfway through 
a game and thought "This would he 
so cool if only...?" Well, you're certainly 
in excellent company, Lots of Amiga 
users have great ideas for games but lack 
the time or temperament to wrestle a 
powerful programming language into 
submission. They just want to get right to 
the magic. Well, to all of you who are dis- 
contented with the current state of the an 
in games (or programming languages), * 



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The fastest backup and archiving program on the Amiga! 

Supports up to four floppy drives for backup and restore 

New integrated streaming tape support 

New "compression" option for backups 

Optional password protection, with encryption, for data 
security 

Full tape control for retension, erase and rewinding 

New "interrogator, " retrieves device information from 
SCSI devices 

Capable of complete, subdirectory-only, or selected-files 
backup and restore 

Improved wild card and pattern matching, for fast and 
easy selective archiving 

Restores alt date and time stamps, file notes, and 
protection bits on files and directories 

Supports both hard and soft links 

Full macro and.AREXX support 

Full Workbench 2.0 compatibility 

Improved user interface, with Workbench 2.0 style "3-D" 
appearance 

Many more features! 



Thousands of people rely on Quarterback 
for their backup and archival needs. Now, 
with Quarterback 5,0, there is even more 
reason to do so. Greater speed, even more 
features, and proven reliability. And a 
new "3-D" user interface puts these 
powerful capabilities at your finger tips. 
With features like these, it is no wonder 
that Quarterback is the best selling 
backup program for the Amiga. Would 
you trust your data with anything less? 




Central Coast Software 

A Dirision Of New Horizons Software. Inc. 

206 Wild Basin Road, Suite 109, 

Austin, Texas 78746 

(512) 328-6650 • FAX (512) 328-1925 

Quarterback is a trademark of.\'ew Horizons Software. Inc. 



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AMOS is here to unchain your creativity. 
The .AMOS authors got my attention 
right from the start with the Inflamma- 
tory assertion thai "computer program- 
ming is dead easy." This audacious state- 
menl could enrage anyone who's 
sweated through the long hours needed 
to conquer a powerful but user-hostile 
language. .After all, BASIC may be con- 
sidered "dead easy," but everyone knows 
you can't make a fast-moving game in 
BASIC. To get power, you have to trade 
off" ease of use and move up to some- 
thing elaborate and complicated, right? 
Wrong. AMOS delivers rapid motion, 



lush sound, and structured control in 
one streamlined BASIC- like language 
package. Europress promises speed and 
ease of use, and it actually delivers. 

Old Friends and New Faces 

The .AMOS command set contains all the 
Old favorites of BASIC, like IF, THEN, 
ELSE. PRINT, arrays, and string han- 
dling. In addition, it adds some very im- 
portant new commands for easy defi- 
nition of Blitter objects (BOBs) and 
hardware sprites, screen drawing, anima- 
tion, sound, menu-building, and disk ac- 
cess. You can even send data through the 








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The MegAChip 2000/500 should he standard 
J equipment on every Video Toaster System." 

Jim Plant ■ Publisher/Editor Video Toaster User 

"The MegAChip 2000/500 is a must own kn 
I anyone that wants to use Toaster Pamt or Multitask 
I with the Video Toaster." 

let Strambqn - Former NEWTEK employee & writer of the 

tutorials for the Video Toaster 2 Q manual* Featured in the 

Desktop images Video Toastet Tutorial series 

"1 would advice lousier users who make use of 
Toaster Paint or LighlWave ' to add DKB's MegAChip 
2* h IQ/500 td your ^> stem as soon as possible " 

Tim Doncrty 

The MegAChip 2000/500 allows you to upgrade 
yout Video Toaster, Amiga A500& A2000, and 
CD IV to 2 Megabytes til Graphics Memory 

The MegAChip 2000/500 is a needed addition if 
>ou .uc ussng your system for Desktop Video, 3D 
Rendering & Animation. Multimedia or Desktop 
Publishing. 

The MegAChip 2000/500 is compatible wuh the 
Video Toaster", OpalVisiorf, VLab MV-24 , 
DCTV . Ham-R . and most genlocks and 
framebu Iters. 




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MegAChip 2000/500 is a trademark ol DKB Software. Video Toaster is a 
trademark of Newtek. Inc. CDTV. A500, and A20OO are trademarks of 
Commodore- A migii. Inc. IV-24 is a trademark of Great Valley Products, Inc. 
DCTV i> a trademark of Digital Creations. Ham-E is a trademark of Black 
Belt Systems. OpaJVision is a tradenjark of Centaur Development 



serial port for two-player games. Com- 
mands such as INC and DEC greatly im- 
prove calculating speeds with fast integer 
math, while you can create procedures to 
help you structure your programming 
and pass variables back and forth, The 
sound commands can generate synthetic 
sounds or play samples or music from 
popular Amiga music programs. 

To most game programmers, crisp 
screen scrolling and fast, flicker-free sprite 
movement is vital. Usually this calls (or 
tricky screen synchronization and double 
buffering. AMOS handles all the details 
for you with such simple commands as 
DOUBLE BUFFER, and that alone is 
worth the price of admission. This lan- 
guage also provides unambiguous access 
to all screen modes, including hi-res inter- 
lace, HAM, and Extra-Hal fbrite, and the 
DUAL PLAYFIELD command handles 
the intricacies of parallax scrolling. 

All this power is augmented by AMAL. 
an extraordinary animation-language 
subset optimized for smooth motion at 
blistering speeds. It's trickier to master 
than standard BASIC, but it's nowhere 
near as complex and tnind-numbingly 
alien as real assembly-language program- 
ming. (Apologies to programmers who 
think in machine- language registers.) 
Each AMAL program can define the mo- 
tion and behavior of a single sprite or die 
entire screen, and you can run up to 16 
AMAL programs simultaneously. 

In addition to its uncomplicated fea- 
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books, it skimps on tutorials and how-to 
information. Plus, the notes to absolute 
beginners are hidden at the end. Luckily, 
total beginners have a better option. 
They can get started with the new lan- 
guage, Easy AMOS. 

Hand Holder 

Easy AMOS is a stripped-down subset of 
the AMOS commands in a more user- 
friendly environment. It lacks such pow- 
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commands as INC and DEC, but it gives 
you easy access to graphics, sound, data 
handling, and memory management. 
You can even get to the machine-lan- 
guage level. The editor sports a beefy 
Help system, debugging tools, quizzes, 
and lots of sample programs. The Tutor 
allows you to watch a program as it exe- 
cutes step by step — a great help in learn- 
ing and debugging. 

The heart of Easv .AMOS is the manual. 
It's light, breezy, and very informative — a 
joy to read and use. The well-written fac- 
tual material is leavened with lots of car- 
toons, oddly appropriate quotes, and 
even flip-book animations in the corners. 
All this adds up to a successful learning 
tool. A lot of companies would be well 
served by a look at this book. Despite its 
charming manner. Easy AMOS is still a 
muscular language, and the best introduc- 
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Although AMOS and Easy .AMOS shine 
best when making games, they can make 
serious productivity software, as well. If 
Europress could clean up the weird re- 
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I know a place where the Amiga gamer's dreams are 
born. It's a lot closer than "second to the right and 
then straight on till morning" — actually, only about 
3000 miles from New York. And. oddly enough, this is- 
land is exactly die place horn which Peter, Wendy, John, 
and Michael flew to begin their own adventures, 

England is the Never Never Land of Amiga gaming. 
And they never (well, almost never) talk about port-overs 
from the PC. In fact, when a computer game comes out 
there, the Amiga version is almost always first and— if 
you could imagine such a thing — sometimes they even 
say, "Oh yes, and wc are planning an IBM version later!" 
Big Blue, you see. is only die third machine down the 
ladder (after the declining Atari ST). 

1 he "Amy" is queen in Britannia, and she accordingly 
rules the seemingly endless wave of game development. 
She is invariably the centerpiece of entertainment-soft- 
ware exhibitions. In computer shops, the walls and 
shelves are covered with the newest titles. Publishing 
houses like Electronic Arts, MicroProse. Virgin, and Ac- 
tivision have entire divisions here to cater to the ap- 
petites of an Amiga game-buying public. The machine 
is the focus of a highly competitive and opinionated 
press corps that treats Amiga designers and program- 
mers such as .Andrew Braybrook (Rainbow Islands. Fire 
& Ice) or Mike Singleton (Space Cutter, Midwinter. 
Flames of Freedom) much like artists or movie directors. 
Don't pinch yourself. Do not adjust your magazine. 




Inspired by the movie, Ocean's Hook is due for US release soon. 




Electronic Arts' Risky Woods: Arcade adventure at its best. 



(The cover hasn't suddenly changed to Bizarro Amiga- 
World.) It may sound as though you've entered some 
alternate universe in which things work out the way 
they're supposed to. But this topsy-turvy vision is not 
a dream; it just feels like one — the kind you wake from 
grinning like a maniac. 

Europe generally — and England in particular; as the 
focus of this article — can be sheer heaven for American 
.Amiga gamers swimming in a Big Blue sea inhabited 
by fat-chance-ports like Ultima Underworlds and Fal- 
con 3.0. But you don't need a passport or airfare for 
this European vacation. Your out-of-the-box Amiga, 
with the help of a utility or two (and a credit card), 
should be just the ticket. 

Many US Amiga gamers know of Europe only 
through the work of companies like England's Psygno- 
sis (which has supported the Amiga virtually from the 
get-go and whose games are still widely regarded as 
cutting-edge). That's understandable, as it is one of 
only a few European labels — 'Electronic Zoo, Titus, Sil- 
marils, and l.'BI Soft are others — to release games only 
under its own imprint in America. (Electronic Zoo has 
dropped out of sight here — a shame, as it has been the 
source of many an interesting and odd game.) 

Many others have opted to license the .American re- 
lease of their games to domestic publishers — hence 
Konami's new line of konanii/Gremlin titles, Cine- 
m aware \s entire Spotlight line, and Data East's release 
of Infogrames's Drakkhen, Kult (as Chamber of the 
Sci-Mutant Priestess), and Continuum. 

Yet, you don't necessarily have to wait for an Amer- 
ican distributor to pick up some of these British gems 
in order to start playing. Later on in this article, we'll 
look at some sources you can use to help you get your 
hands on many of these lilies right away. But for now, 
let's get to the games themselves. 

New Games Galore! 

So rnanv games to mention. ..so little space. There's a 
positive embarrassment of unsampled riches from 
across The Pond. (Note: Information about contacting the 
developers of these European games directly is contained in 
the acco mpa ny ing * l Eu n )ga we\ Re um rce Gu ide " hox. j 

Lei's start out with some unfamiliar titles from famil- 
iar publishers. Ever heard of MicroProses Special 
Forces'- No, I thought not: It's a prime, for-the-Amiga 
revision of the company's old Airborne Ranger game. 
Electronic Arts' 's Risky Woods? Nope? Well, it's as con- 
sole-able an arcade adventure as you're likely to find 
outside the cart slot of a Super NES. Floor 13? That's 
a cryptic, black-and-white strategy/adventure game 
from Virgin thai places von at the head of a CIA-like 
outfit. Rookies? No, it's not a hopelessly-dated license 
from US television, but Virgin 's sweet-looking isometric 
wargame. Shadowlands? That's Domark's giant isomet- 
ric RPG. Alcatraz? That's Infogrames's follow-up to 
19S7's Hostage. Ashes of Empire? That's the new one 
from Mike Singleton. Epic? That's Ocean's long-await- 
ed 3-D space-combat game. 

If you're a puzzle-game Ian. there's Oceans charming 
Pushover, Storms Spherical Troddlers, and Coktel Vi- 
sions' Gobi ii ins. Ishar — Legend of the Fortess? That's 
Silmarils big-windowed addition to the canon of Bard's 
Iale-ish RFC is. Zool? That's Gremlins hot new arcade 
game — one that some observers suggest could provide a 
character as identified with the .Amiga as Sonic the 



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ACROSS-THE-POND PICKS 



HERE'S AN ASSORTMENT of 
European imports — recent, mid- 
dle-aged, and positively de- 
crepit — that just may play on an 
Amiga in Peoria. Consider this 
compilation a broad sampling of 
recommended titles — not an 
"All -Time Best" list— from which 
to pick, choose, or reject as you 
see fit. 

Deliverance 

(21st Century Entertainment) 
No, it's not a movie license. 
(Don't give them any ideas, eh?) 
You've played Gods, right? It's 
a great game, innit? Well, this 
is like Gods, but with every- 
thing bigger— including the chal- 
lenge — and not quite as heavy 
on the chrome. 

Voodoo Nightmare (Palace) 
One of my favorites; a vast, pret- 
ty (and pretty dumb), hugely en- 
tertaining isometric romp. 

Project X (Team 1 7) 
The outfit that produced Atien 
Breed, the outstanding over- 
head-perspective, multidirec- 
tional shooter, turns its attention 
to the horizontal shoot-em-up. 
Yeah, it's a tired old genre, but 
they do it better than just about 
anyone. There's stuff in here 
you won't see outside of an 
arcade. (Hell of a fight to get 
there, though.) 



Premiere (Core Design) 
Core successfully adapts the 
mildly goofy, large-character an- 
imation from its arcade-RPG 
Heimdall to a platform format. 

Abandoned Places 

(Electronic Zoo) 
It looked for a while as though 
this giant RPG out of Hungary 
(!) might surface here via the 
good graces of TTR Develop- 
ment, but TTR sadly seems to 
have gone the way of Electron- 
ic Zoo. It's not a classic, and it 
has some playabiiity flaws, but 
overall it stands up as a nice 
mix of genres — from Dungeon 
Master WYSIWYG to Ultima. 
Warning: The five disks do not 
love a hard drive and seem iffy 
even about recognizing a sec- 
ond floppy. 

Warhead (The Movie House) 
OK, Mantis for the Amiga has 
been canned, but you can still 
play the game that it was to be 
built around. That's War- 
head — a nice mix of filled-poly- 
gon and bitmapped graphics 
that flow smoothly on a bog- 
standard machine, an interface 
you could cook an alien egg 
on, and a large range of mis- 
sions. Epic-schmepic. This is 
my idea of a space-combat 
game (at least until Elite II ar- 
rives). Brilliant. 



Escape from the Planet of 
Robot Monsters (Tengen) 
A bit old, this, and just slightly 
sluggish in response, but other- 
wise it's a picture-perfect rendi- 
tion of Atari's delightful arcade/ 
strategy game. 

Xenomorph (Pandora) 
A nice enough sci-fi Dungeon 
Master clone that's suitable for 
folks waiting for EOB III. (No at- 
mosphere to speak of, though.) 

Escape from Coldite 

(Digital Magic Software) 
The Adventures of Robin 
Hood (Millennium) 
A pair of charming isometric ad- 
ventures—the first set in a Ger- 
man castle during World War II, 
the other in . . . well, you know 
where the guys in green hang. 

Virtual Worlds (Domark) 
A nice way to pick up under one 
roof the four filled-polygon ad- 
ventures Incentive Software cre- 
ated with its Freescape sys- 
tem — including, delightfully, The 
Crypt, the sequel to Castle Mas- 
ter, which previously had seen 
only limited release. 

Last Ninja 3 

(System 3 Software) 
You may think that The Last Nin- 
ja was never released for the 
Amiga. True enough. But three 



sequels were issued overseas. 
This is the last and best of the 
bunch: It's colorful, fun, and 
challenging. (The controls will 
elude you for a while, though.) 

War Zone (Core Design) 
There are a number of good Ikari 
Warrior updates around— Mercs 
is another one worth checking 
out — but this is an absolutely 
cracking vertical shooter. 

Lords of Chaos 

(Blade Software) 
The folks who did the Breach 
clone Laser Squad (Microlllu- 
sions) didn't stop there. They 
went on to do this clone of Pal- 
adin (the fo!!ow-up to Breach), 
and it's quite sharp-looking, 
multifeatured, and just complex 
enough to keep you interested. 
No editor, alas, and just three 
scenarios, but this is more in- 
volved than Paladin, and the 
packaging mentions expansion 
disks. (Here's a twist: Laser 
Squad is slated to be released in 
a totally revamped version, via 
Digitek, and Paladin fl is being 
brought out here by England's 
Impressions.) 

Slmulcra (MicroProse) 
The much-sought game I men- 
tioned in the main story. Yes, it 
was worth it. 

—P.O. D 



Hedgehog is with the Sega Genesis and Mario is with the 
Nintendo. And if you have a taste for arcade adventures, 
I can almost guarantee you've never seen anything quite 
like Minorsoffs First Samurai or Team ITs Alien Breed. 

I could go on and on. In fact, I desperately want to 
go on, because there are things I'm skipping- — could I 
just mention Lankkors fast-as-hell racing game, 
Vroom? — and by the time you read this, there will be 
dozens more arriving in the traditional preholiday 
feeding frenzy Moreover, the Amiga abroad enjoys a 
rich history of top-notch games that can be explored 
at reasonable prices in rerelease or compilation. 

lake a peek at the Bitmap Brothers's puzzle-driven 
isometric adventure Cadaver, Loriciels WWII tank 
game, Sherman M4, or Infogrames's Quest for the 
Time Bird (which will put you pleasantly in mind of 
Chamber of the Sci- Mutant Priestess). You may be sur- 
prised at what you Find. If you've ever looked longingly 
at the bursting IBM shelf in your computer store and 
wondered what had become of Epyxs Omnicron Con- 
spiracy or Access s Mean Street and Crime Wave, well, 



they did come out, but only overseas. 

Likewise, overseas is the only place you'll be able to 
find Mindscape International^ conversion of Jordan 
(Prince of Persia) Mechner's splendid isometric puzzle 
game, D/Generation (released in the US only on the 
IBM). There's a Tunican II (still by Rainbow Arts, and 
even better than the first) available as an import, as well 
as a Rick Dangerous II from MicroProse. 

There's also a very Rick Dangerous-ish game called 
Switchblade (Gremlin) from the same author. And while 
it's possible to get lost in the wealth of Dragon-(fill-in- 
the-blank) games for the Amiga, if you can dig up the 
massive RPG Dragonflight from Germany's Thalamus 
label, you may find room in your heart for one more. 
It's lovely. Ultima-type stuff with numbered houses and 
a combat mode that puts me in mind of square dancing. 

Transatlantic Trade Winds 

Of course, the Eurocentric nature of Amiga gaming is 
not exactly new. Its just a bit less well concealed than 
it used to be. American developers have gone to the i 



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European well many times for conversions (from SSI's 
Pool of Radiance to Origin's Ultima VI) and more and 
more frequently of late to purchase rights to distribute 
completed games — a procedure less expensive than 
developing domestic games from scratch. 

GameTek may have brought OUl the massive, Ultima- 
inspired RPG Daemonsgate and the puzzler Humans 
here by the time you read this, while Millennium's Stee! 
Empire will become Cyber Empires when published 
here by Strategic Simulations, Mindscapes The Four 
Crystals of Trazere is simply a ret it led version ol Mind- 
scape International s Legend. Most of the games re- 
leased in Epyx's glon' days in the late '80s were Euro- 
pean games. Run your linger down your dealer's Amiga 
shelf, and you'll see that at least half come from overseas. 

For the Amiga, thai European connection has grown 
even more important England is known for its wet 
weather, but the Amiga game skies here in the US have 
been looking a bit gray of late. Yes, the Amiga may be 
a veritable Rolls Royce when it comes to game-playing 
potential, but if everyone has a souped-up Trans Am, 
whom do vou think they're going to make parts For? 
The Amiga's disappointing US sales and the rise of fast 
80386-basccl IBM clone machines as the gaming plat- 
form of choice (not to mention the recent release of the 
16-bit Super Nintendo) have relegated Our Girl to sec- 
ond-class status in her native land. 

Yes, Amiga versions of new games have become a de- 
cidedly iffier proposition these days. Strategic Simulations 
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and Super Mario? 



Shattered Lands — the first offering in its newest AD&D 

line — and will addtess [inure conversions on a case-by- 
case basis. Capstone indicates it will not bring over its 
graphic adventure, The Dark Half. The Amiga version of 
Mantis, Paragon's would-be Whig Commander killer, has 
been canceled. Accolade will release! he Games: Winter 
Challenge only overseas. Might & Magic III is likely to be 
New World Computing's linal Amiga conversion. 

The market is constricting. Nothing to panic about 
yet — this sort of thing has happened periodically 
throughout the Amiga's history — but gamers may won- 



der where their next toy is coming from. How do you 
spell relief? 

One side effect has been to produce a (low of game- 
hungry refugees willing to pay premium prices — rypi- 
callv SH to $ii) more for a new game— to import deal- 
ers for the latest and greatest European titles. These 
show up on our shores in ten days to two weeks after 
overseas release, and they begin to disappear into the 
hands of ardent gamers primed for their arrival by 
word-of-mouth from the on-line nets. Arcade adven- 
tures. Flight si ms. Puzzle games. RPGs. You name it. 
It's not just a tide — -it's a torrent. 

When in Britain . . . 

It's a whole different world Over There, however, and 
a little preparation is in order to speak the language. 
The national obsession in Britain is football (what we 
call soccer) and there are quite literally dozens of loot- 
ball games on the British market. (If you get your kicks 
from soccer, Renegade's recent Sensible Soecer and 
Ancos older Kickoff 2 have inspired glowing paeans 
in the British press, and at this writing, a Kickoff 3 is 
on the way.) 

Cute platform games like Ocean s Rainbow Islands 
are all the rage. There is a lively market in budget soft- 
ware — typically rereleases of older games or less soph- 
isticated new ones — and a heady number of compila- 
tions (relative strangers to the US market, and a nice 
way to sample lots of older games quickly). 

There's also an enormous, vital market in public-do- 
main, shareware, and "licenseware" games — the best of 
i hem sometimes virtually indistinguishable from com- 
mercial products. You can End at least 20 Boulder Dash 
clones for sale (many using the rudiments of the cele- 
brated Emerald Mines system); SEUCK (Shoot 'Em Up 
Construction Kit) games so highly polished the}' shine: 
a throng of 3D Construction Kit games (the original 
name for Domark's Virtual Reality Studio); and more 
Tetris variants than you could shake an "LT-shaped 
piece at — many of them going the original one better. 

You don't have to take my word for it. You can read 
all about it. While the US market does not yet rate a 
mass-market Amiga game magazine, England alone 
has at least three big, glossy, full-color mags dedicated 
purely to that subject — Amiga Action, Amiga Power, and 
The One — and a slew of other general magazines (Ami- 
ga Format and Amiga Computing among them) that 
prominently feature games coverage. (Note: See the "Eu- 
rogames Resource Guide" box for these magazines* addresses 
a? id phone numbers,) 

They typically sell for about $10 over here, but that's 
a bargain when you consider what you're getting: a 
t flick book tilled with reviews (sometimes well before a 
game itself arrives), reports on works- in- progress, in- 
terviews with developers, and buyer's guides. And top 
that off with the usually included two disks packed with 
playable or "rolling" (automated) game demos, prime 
public-domain games, and sometimes the odd older 
commercial game in its entirety. (I've found Rampage, 
Hardball, Hacker 2, Artura, Purple Saturn Day, and 
Super Huey this way.) 

Caveat Emptor, Guv'nor 

A few mind-your-purse caveats for exploring this new 
turf: Consider that many of the better games will turn 
up Over Here sooner or later, and that if you're not the > 



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I-want-it-and-I-want-it-now type, you may save a few 
bucks and some inconvenience by waiting. Konatni. 
among others, iias made significant strides in signing 
on English labels — such as Renegade. Gremlin Graph- 
ics, and the hue, lamented Mirrorsoft — and at press 
lime titles like Lure of the Temptress, Magic Pockets, 
and The Chaos Engine all were slated for IS release 
in fall '92 or early '93. 

Consider; too, however, that it may be months before 
the domestic version of the game arrives. Typically, the 




Gremlin's RPG Daemonsgate may be out in the US soon. 



practice lias been to wait For the developer to complete 
the IBM version so as to permit simultaneous release: 
it's hard to hold on to your money while everyone 
around you is spending i heirs. 

Note, also, that the American Amiga is a rather 
more sophisticated animal than its European counter- 
part, and that European games are often written for 
the lowest-corn mon-denominaior configuration: a 
512K Amiga ">()(). The one-meg game is still some- 
tiling of a rarity. Hard drives, floppy drives, and ex- 
panded memor\ r are supported only occasionally, and 
AmigalX )S is frcquenih pui oui with the < al and re- 
placed with developers' custom routines — so you can 
forget about multitasking. 

Moreover, while the documentation may look thick, 
that's often because it has been printed in four lan- 
guages. Too often it is painfully brief — the most notor- 
ious example being Captive, Mindscape \ otherwise-Iu- 
verly and infinitely large sn-li RPG, ("1 here's also a 
l)&l)-stylc followup called Knightmare that uses the 
same basic system.) 

Another hitch is that European games are usually 
built to run on PAL-standard machines, which employ 
a longer vertical display. Often, such games will — all by 
themselves — lock up US machines (which subscribe to 
the NTSC standard), run with the bottom hair-inch of 
the display clipped off, or crash in some interesting 
way. To coax these reluctant critters to run properly, 
you'll need to boot your machine with a utility disk that 
effectively camouflages your NTSC Amiga as a PAL 
machine. 

These programs (topically known as PAL hooters) 



can readily be found in the file libraries of public-do- 
main vendors and on-line services such as GEnie, Com- 
puServe, and Portal, or even your local Amiga BBS. 

There is a good variety available — you could probably 
lit 'em all on one disk — and you'll want to experiment 
lo see what works best for you and your favorite Eu- 
rogames. (Note, however, that PAL booting programs 
require a one-meg, enhanced-chip-set Agnes, and that 
most of them were written specifically for 1.2/1.3 ma- 
chines. With the appropriate monitor, Kickstart 2.0 ma- 
chines can be configured to boot in PAL mode; check 
out the AdclMonitor section in your manual.) 

I've successfully used PALboot and PALboot 2,0 
(which offers five boot modes) and the Turbo 
PAL7NTSC Bool Program (which oilers four), and I 
have at least seen these others; Michael Knurck's Video 
Mode Switch (which has a convenient Workbench 
gadget); Nico Francois's AmigaToPal (which requires 
Kickstart 2.0); Leo Schwab's BPD (for "Boot PAL, 
Dammit!"); Christian Warren's Switch Install; PALfix 
(custom system-configuration files that kick up the 
screen); Boot PAL; TALs Super Pal; Greg Cunning- 
ham's PALlnsen; and Oliver Wagner's Patch NTSC 
(which patches Intuition so that screens with a height 
of more than 210 pixels open in interlace). 

One particularly well-regarded program — especially 
for use with upgraded machines — is Chris Hames's De- 
grader. It offers PAL and NTSC options, but it also pro- 
vides a range of others for turning off fast memory and 
the burst and cache modes available with '020 and "030 
processors and for intercepting instructions privileged 
oil processors above the 68000. 

Seek and Ye Shall Find 

European games may also be a little hard to find. J hey 
aren't likely lo turn up in an} - bin the most enlightened 
of chain stores. A more likely route is mail-order busi- 
nesses that specialize in imports or Independently 
owned software stores. Many vendors here will handle 
at least the hotter imports — there's been lots of interest 
in Ocean's Epic, for instance — and some deal in them 
quite heavily. (Florida's Sideline Software is a good ex- 
ample — see ike "Eurogames Resource Guide" box for the ad- 
dress and phone number.) 

Also, you can always go lo the source and order di- 
rec i from mail-order businesses overseas. That may be 
i he only reliable way to find older titles. I can't recom- 
mend any from extended personal experience, but 
there ait dozens listed in the UK magazines, and you 
can compare prices before you call. (An illustration: 1 
looked high and low in the IS lor a polygon-filled ar- 
cade/strategy game called Simulcra before finding it 
for £7.99 — about $16— in a mail-order budgel bin.) 

Bear in mind thai UK time is five hours ahead of 
Kastern lime and eight ahead of Pacific time, so ii may 
pay to call at off-peak periods in more ways than one. 
However, my live- to ten-minute direct-dialed calls to 
the UK during US business hours have typically 
worked out to a little over 51 a minute. Not too bloody 
shabby. 

finally; as wilh any embarrassment of riches, there's 
bound to be a good deal of iron pyrite among the gold, 
SO look before you leap. Check out the UK magazines 
first Ask your dealer what's good. 

European labels seem to release more junk than 
their American counterparts (perhaps because the ' 



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EUROGAMES RESOURCE GUIDE 



Access Software 

4910 West Amelia Earhart Drive 
Salt Lake City. UT84116 
Tel: 801/359-2900 

Amiga Action 

Eu repress Direct 

FREE POST 

Ellsmere Port 

South Wirral, L65 3EB 

England 

Tel: 0625-878888 

Amiga Computing 

Europress Publications 

Europa House 

Adlington Park 

Macclesfield SK10 4NP 

Cheshire 

England 

Tel: 0625*878888 

051-357-2961 {subscriptions) 

Amiga Format 

30 Monmouth St. 

Bath BA1 2BW 

England 

Tel: 0225-442244 

For subscriptions: 

The Old Barn, 

Somerton 

Somerset TA 11 7PY 

England 

Tel: 0458-7401 

Amiga Power 

see Amiga Format 

Anco Software 

7 Millside Industrial Estate 

Lawson Rd. 

Dartford 

Kent DAI 5BH 

England 

Tel: 0322-292513 

Coktel Vision 
Address Unavailable 

Core Design 

Tradewinds House 

69/71 Ashbourne Rd, 

Derby DE22 3FS 

England 

Tel: 0332-297797 



Domark 

Ferry House 

51-57 Lacy Rd. 

Putney 

London SW 15 1PR 

England 

Tel: 081-780-2222 

Electronic Arts 

90 Heron Dr, 

Langley 

Berks SL3 8XP 

England 

Tel: 0753-549442 

Epyx 

600 Allerton St. 
Redwood City, CA 94063 
Tel: 415/368-3200 

GameTek 

2999 NE 191 St, Suite 800 
North Miami Beach, FL331B0 
Tel: 305/935-3995 

Gremlin Graphics Software 

Carver House 
2-4 Carver St. 
Sheffield S1 4FS 
England 

Infogramcs 

18a Old Town 

Clapham 

London SW4 0LB 

England 

Tel: 071-738-8199 

Konami 

900 Deerfield Pkwy. 
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 
Tel: 708/215-5100 

Lankhor 

84brs 

avenue du General-de-Gaulle 

92140 CLAMART 

France 

Loriclel 

7 rue du Fosse Blanc 

92230 Jennevitliers 

France 

Tel: 331-4688-2838 



MicroProse 

Unit 1 

Hampton Road Industrial Estate 

Tetbury 

Glos GL8 8LD 

England 

Tel: 0666-504326 

Millennium 

Quern House 

Mill Court 

Great Shelford 

Camb CB2 5LD 

England 

Tel: 0223-844894 

Mind scape International 

Priority House 

Charles Ave. 

Maltings Park 

Burgess Hill 

West Sussex RH 1 5 9PQ 

England 

Mirrorsoft 

Out of business 

Ocean Software 

6 Central St, 

Manchester M2 5NS 

England 

Tel: 061-832-6633 

Psygnosis 

South Harhngdon Building 

182SefftonSt. 

Liverpool L3 4BQ 

England 

Tel: 051-709-5755 

Rainbow Arts 

Sketty Close 

Brackmills Business Park 

Northampton NN4 OPL 

England 

Tel: 021-702-2323 

Renegade 

C1 Metropolitan Wharf 

Wapping Wall 

London E1 9SS 

England 

Tel: 071-481-9214 



Sideline Software 
840 N.W. 57th Court 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 
305/491-0398 

Silmarils 

22, rue de la Maison Rouge 
77185 LOG NES 
France 

Storm 

Unit 17 

50 Lombard Rd. 

London SW1 1 3SU 

England 

Teh 071-585 3308 

Strategic Simulations 

675 Atmanor Ave., Suite 201 
Sunnyvale. CA 94086 
Tel: 408/737-6800 

Team 17 Software. 

Prospect House 

Borough Rd. 

Wakefield 

West Yorkshire WF1 3AB 

England 

Tel: 0924-291867 

Thalamus Europe 

Unit 29 

Riverside Business Centre 

Victoria St. 

High Wycombe 

Bucks HP 11 2LT 

England 

The One 

PO Box 500 

Leicester LE99 0AA 

England 

Tel: 0858-410510 

0858-410888 (credit-card 
order line) 

Virgin Games 

338 Ladbroke Grove 

London W10 5AH 

England 

Tel: 081-960 2255 

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in this list is the Amiga Format Spe- 
cial Issue, Autumn 1992, G 



Americans have the luxury of picking over the choic- 
est European releases) and are more heavily given lo 
buying licenses from movies and television. The Mini- 
sters, Night Breed. Will Street Blues, The Running 
Man, Total Recall. Hudson Hawk, and The Adams 
Family are just a few that come to mind. Some of 
these, like Robocop 3 (which has beaten the movie to 
release) and The Blues Brothers (which followed the 
movie by years), are superb, but others aren't even fit 
to be reformatted. 

Come to think of it, even Steven Spielberg's Hook 
has made it to the Amiga in the form of a pleasant 
Monkey Island-like graphic adventure from Ocean. 
And even though Peter Pan here turns out to be an 
adult yuppie suffering a mid-life crisis, somehow this 



game seems to be the perfect ending to the journey 
\\e began at the beginning of this article — and a per- 
fect starling point for your own excursion to Never 
Never Land. Why don'i you join Peter and company 
there? It may seem right beyond the moon, but it can 
be right there where you sit. Dress warmlv. Take your 
toothbrush. And don't forget to pack your Amiga. 
You may never ever go home. ■ 

Peter Olajson is a contributing editor to Amiga World, writes 
iltc monthly "Crib Notes" and "Short Takes n fn AW\ "Game 
Present," and generally knows wore about Amiga games 
titan any six people we know. He is sometimes seen in a very 
wcognizahle green outfit (lying above the Manhattan skyline 
trying to decide whether there's a percentage in growing up. 
mite to him at 25 Belmont Ave., Madison, NJ 07940. 



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Achieve Hollywood-style animation 
results with these clay-animation techniques for the Amiga. 



By Gene Hamm 

TOADITIONAL STOP-MOTION clay animation is a 
tried-and-true professional technique for creating won- 
derfully realistic animated characters whose move- 
ments are fluid and natural The only trouble is that it 
is laborious, back-breaking work, I can tell you that 
from experience, having done a long stint of il working 
on the "(ritmby" television series. 

The good news is that your Amiga can help. Si\ 
months before the end of Gumby, I bought an Amiga. 
.All day I would work on Gumby and all night I would 
learn how to animate on the Amiga. Living in those 
parallel worlds, I began to see how the Amiga could 
make stop-motion animation easier and far less time- 
consuming. The secret lies in digitizing the movements 
of a clay model you can build yourself. 

Old-Fashioned Blood, Sweat, and Tears 

First, though, let's take a look at traditional clay ani- 
mation — or "clay mat ion," for short — to get an under- 
standing of the basic process to which we will apply a 
little digital streamlining later in the article. 

On live Gumby Show, as in most clay animation, clay 
puppets were moved one frame at a time on big table- 
top sets. Before ( iuniby, m\ experience was u ith < el an- 
imation, in which you work in two dimensions and don't 
have to deal with the physical realities of a three-dimen- 
sional world. You can simply draw whatever you want 
(no matter how physically impossible). Attempting the 
same kinds of shots in three-dimensional (lav anima- 
tion, however, would require complicated rigging. 

Compared with eel animation, everything is harder in 
clay animation. There are no walk cycles to save you hav- 
ing to animate even' single frame of the walk into the 
scene. You constantly have to worry about gravity; char- 
acters are always falling over in mid-shot and ruining 
scenes. Even simple running or jumping requires that 
the character be suspended in mid-air with wires. (Al- 
though many animators usually settle for a ground-hug- 
ging scurry, where the character slides fast, or they avoid 
animating the legs at all by shooting walks in a close-up.) 

Flying shots are extremely difficult because the char- 
acter has to be suspended by wires for even frame. Al- 
though there are many tricks you can pull out of your 




bag, yon are constantly worrying, on the one hand, 
whether the wires arc strong enough to hold the weight 
of the puppet, and, on the other, whether they're thin 
enough not to be seen by the camera. 

Also, when you have a scene where I he set is [wo tables 
wide and the character is right in the middle of the set. 
you will find yourself caught up in an exhausting ritual. 
Unlike eel animation, there is no "tweening" benveen 
key frames. You must lean over the set to move die char- 
acter, walk back to the camera, shoot a frame, walk back 
to ihesei to move the character again, and soon all da] 
long until (he shot is complete. It is back-breaking work 

Tools, Character, and Set 

1 hope this description has not scared you away from 
attempting clay animation. Remember, we said in the 
beginning that the .Amiga could help you. All the prob- 
lems I base listed can he solved with the Amiga. 

The basic tools required are a digitizer, a camcorder, 
and a paint program. Add a ray-tracing or other !>-!) 
package if you want to create a 3-1) background lor your 
character (although this is not necessary if you simply 
use a flat background), 

I find A-Squ arecTs Live! to be the easiest and fastest 
digitizer to use in my work. However, since this is an i 



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older Amiga product, you may prefer to use NewTeks 
Digi-View (although you have to deal with its somewhat 
cumbersome filters) or almost any other framegrabber. 
If you work with Live!, you may find thai Elans Per- 
former also comes in handy (which I'll talk about later). 
For the paint program, I use Electronic Arts' Deluxe- 



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P*^p*THticular lo »*ch olhw <]>. Brnd Ih* north end of thr v*t*hcal wir**> down 
until it «e#ls Ibe south w>d of Ih* wire 12). Th**i b**fKl the soufh end up to 
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Figure 1. Basic guide to assembling the wfre joints used in creating an 
armature for the model. 




Figure 2. The model starts with a wire armature around which only the 
most basic body parts are molded. 

Paint IV. [To locate the vendors of products mentioned in 
this article, see the "ManuJacturersVDistrihntors' Addresses" 
U$t on p. / / 7.) 

Before you can animate, you must have a character. 
You could take the easy way out and use some ready- 
made action figure, but then your animation would look 
like those of everyone else who took the same shortcut 
And if your animation is shown anywhere, it may result 
in a copyright violation. If you want a character that does 
not look like just any ready-made action figure, vou ean 
build your own clay puppet from scratch, using inexpen- 
sive armatures. You need some aluminum wire (alu- 
minum allows for more bending than steel or copper), 
some Super Sculpcy (commonly available at art-sup pl\ 
stores), two small blocks of wood, and day. 



In designing your character, keep in mind that be- 
cause it will be suspended, you are free from consider- 
ations of gravity and distribution of weight. So let your 
imagination go. Notice thai the feet of the ant in my 
illustrations would not support him if you stood him 
up on a table, but as he will be a brush on the Amiga, 
he can dely the laws of physics. He could even have no 
legs at all and just hover above the ground. 

The simplest wire armature looks like a skeleton. Fig- 
ure the length of the spine and cut the wire twice as 
long. Bend the wire hack so the ends meet and twist it 
so it is double strength. (See Figure 1 to learn how to 
put wire joints together) After the wire armature is 
built, mold the head, thorax, and abdomen out of Su- 
per Sculpey, and then fit it around the wire (see Figure 
2). These are the pans that hold their shape. For the 
head, use Super Sculpey only on the skull and eye 
holes. On the movable parts of the face, such as the 
mouth and cheeks, just use clay. 

Poke a hole in the puppet where it will be suspended 
and put it in an oven or toaster oven for five minutes 
at 275 degrees. The Sculpey should come out hard, hut 
not brittle. When it cools, put the clay on it. For eyes, 
use a package of beads from a fabric store. Sticking a 
toothpick in the hole in the bead and dipping it in a 
puddle of black paint gives you a perfect pupil for the 
eve. When the paint dries, poke the hole in the center 
of the pupil with the toothpick and place it in the eye 
socket. When animating, you move the eyes with a 
toothpick placed in the pupil. (See figure 3 for a look 
at the now-completed ant.) 

You could use wood instead of Super Sculpey if you 
have the woodworking tools to shape the pieces. If you 
build a wooden head, thorax, and abdomen, drill holes 
for the individual amis and legs and the spine. The holes 
do not have to go clear through the wood; shorter sec- 
tions of spinal wire can connect die pieces. 

If your animation requires a 3-D background, use 
your 3-D program to construct your set. (I used Byte 
by Byte's Sculpt 4D to create the background lot my 
ant in the opening illustration. Sec Figure 4 for a look 
at the background without the character.) 

As the background is ray-traced, you might well ask 
why the character is not ray-traced also. It is my con- 
tention that digitizing a clay character can achieve 
more subtlety of emotion and fluidity of animation 
than could be achieved by t lying to do it in a ray-trac- 
ing program. Even if ray-tracing could achieve the 
same complexity as hands-on animation, you can ani- 
mate digitized clay characters ten times faster than ray- 
traced characters. Ray-tracing's strength is still in cre- 
ating backgrounds and props. 

Claymation Time! 

You are now ready to break the shackles of gravity with 
a little Amiga claymation magic. Shoot the character 
in simple contrast against a single background color 
that can be stenciled out later in DeluxePaint IV to 
leave just the character, which you can then save as an 
animbrush and placed in the scene with the Move re- 
quester. The character can also be gen locked over a 
previously videotaped background to save memory. 

You will need a frame to support your model while 
you shoot. Use a wire spindle with a wooden base that's 
taped securely to a tabletop, and then impale the day 
character on the spindle. Fatting some clay around the > 



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hole will keep the character from moving when you 
clout want it to. 

After framing the character in the video camera to 
your satisfaction, adjust Live! accordingly. I like to work 
in interlace (F5) in simple color (F2), In the Live! Dis- 
play menu, interlace appears numerically as 320x400. 




Figure 3. More detailed parts and features are added with clay and 
common household items to produce the finished model. 

Cio to i lie Controls menu to adjust the video signal 
(F6). Willi enough light on the subject, working with 
32 colors can produce quite realistic results. You can 
save some memory by not turning on overscan — the 
character will eventually he an animbrush, anyway. 

You could click ofTindividual frames with the space- 
bat; hut this is likely to interrupt your concentration, 
as von have to name the file and save it for even' frame. 
An easier way is to set the number of frames in the Cap- 
ture menu and click off frames with the a key. 

An excellent resource to help you learn how to shoot 
a clay run cycle is Preston Blair's Cartoon Animation {Wal- 
ter Foster). Look at the page of walks and runs and bend 
your character's arms and legs into the positions you see. 
The book shows them from the side, hut you can move 
your character from the side while you shoot from the 
front or Irom three-quarters. When you finish shooting 
the cycle, save it in the Capture menu and then press 
F10 to play it back. It will look as though the puppet is 
riding an invisible bicycle. (For further help bete, refer 
to my article, "Walking in Cycles," on p. ")"> in the 1992 
Amiga World I idea and Animation Special Issue.) 

Let's Get ANIMated! 

The animation is now a Riff file, a lile unique to Live!. 
There are two ways to turn it into an ANIM that can 
be used in DeluxePaint IV. If you have the time, quit 
Live! and return to the Workbench, where you will find 
the Playrifl icon in the Live! window. Double-click on 
PlayrifF to obtain a menu that allows von to load the 
Rill, play it, move through it frame by frame, and save 
individual frames as IFF files. 

^bu can then load the individual IFF files into Deluxe- 
Paint IV through the Picture menu by setting the num- 
ber of frames and clicking on the first frame of the 
animation. Once it's loaded, you can save it as an ANIM. 
If the Rill is only a few frames, this method works line. 



but with many frames, it can get tedious, and you can 
easily forget where you are, thereby missing something; 

An easier method is to exit Live! and load your Rifl 
into Elan's Performer. After assigning the Riff to a key, 
you cati save it as an ANIM. You can then load it into 
DeluxePaint IV and clean it up until the background 
is gone, leaving only the character. Now you can save 
it as an animbrush, which allows you to address a major 
problem of movement we have neglected. 

Because the original puppet was suspended in mid- 
air on a spindle, there was no provision for up-and- 
down boch' movement, lb achieve this, activate the 
Grid, setting X to 16 and V to 1 so the brush can be 
moved up and down but not sideways. Load the anim- 
brush and,s if you need assistance, look at the run in 
the Preston Blair book to see where the feet should be 
placed. Notice when the feet are in contact with the 
ground and when they aren't. If you carefully lay each 
brush on each successive frame, vou should wind up 
with a run that has the proper up-and-down body 
movement. Save it again ;h ati animbrush and use the 
Move requester to move it around the screen. 

Flying shots are even easier. Because the feet never 
make contact with the ground during the wing-flapping 
cycle, you avoid the extra step of registering the feet to 
the ground. Keep the character in motion, even when it 
isn't moving. If you have a shot where the character 
stands still, shoot three or four frames of it and play them 
back in random order for a moving hold. Hie pixels will 
dance and make the character look alive as opposed to 
the way it would appeal* in a dead freeze frame; also, this 
helps disguise the fact that you used only 32 colors. 

If you are using a 3-D background and you have 
enough memory, you can lay the character over a ray- 
traced background. But to save memory, I suggest 
recording the ray-traced background on videotape and 
then gen locking the character over it. Vou can also use 
live action for the background. This allows you to have 
stop-motion characters interact with real people, as 
Ray Hanyhausen did in such films as The Seventh lin- 
age ofSinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts. 

.Another choice, depending on the amount of mem- 
ory you have, is to use Elan's Invision Plus to run your 
Live! digitizer. "Sou can customize the capturing and 
playback modes of Live!, adding, say, (>l colors or lu- 
res. Invision Plus saves frames as AM Ms, so you don't 
have to deal with Riff conversions. 

These techniques provide a good image that you can 
achieve quickly and take straight to videotape in real 
time. If you want a higher-quality image, however, try 
the following: After creating your animation with Live!, 
run your combined video of character and background 
tin (High Digital Creations' DCTV. With each frame in- 
dividually bumped up to 24 bits, you can transfer them 
to videotape with a single-frame transport controller. 
(Vou could use DCTV for your original digitizing — skip- 
ping Live! altogether — but it would take much longer 
and consume an enormous amount of file space.) 

Now you know some Hollywood tricks for doing clay 
animation, but even Hollywood could learn some tricks 
from the Amiga. ■ 

Gene I latum is a veteran animator who works for Colossal 
Pictures. His past credits, as you know by now, include work 
on The Gumby Show. Write to him cio Amiga Wo rid Edito- 
rial, 80 Elm St, Peterborough, NH 03458. 



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Digging in to DOS 

A SERIES THAT EXPLORES THE AMIGA'S RELEASE 2 DISK OPERATING SYSTEM 




Part two takes a look 
at some of the sleight-of-hand 



While it is widely 
known thai Re- 
lease 2 of Amiga- 
DOS makes Workbench 
more powerful, allowing 
you to perform almost any 
operation without using the 
CU or Shell, few people real- 
ize that 2.0 enhances the Shell 
almost as much. In this and the next 
installment, we'll examine some of these 
Shell improvements. You will see that they are 
quite broad in scope, ranging from the Shell window, to 
the environment handler, lo individual CLI commands. 

Shell Does Windows 

The Shell uses the console device for its window, and 
under 2.0 the default console window has a close gad- 
get. This means that you no longer have to type END- 
CLI or ENDSHKLL to get rid of a Shell window. You 
can just click on the close gadget or, if you're a mouse 
hater, type the end-of-file character ( TRL-\ (hold down 
the Control key and press the backslash key, located just 
under F 10). 

In fact, the new console description can specif)' a 
number of window options, using such keywords as 



maneuvers 2.0 lets you perforin 
in the all-new Shell game. 



CLOSE (for the close 
gadget), NODRAG (to 
eliminate the drag bar), 
NOSIZE (to eliminate 
the size, zoom, and close 
gadgets), NOBORDER (to 
eliminate the border lines), 
and BACKDROP (to make it 
always appear in the back). So, if 
you want the system to open a full- 
screen Shell window on a noninter- 
laced Workbench screen with no borders 
and close only depth-arrangement gadgets, you can use 
the command 

NEWCUcon:Q/0/640/200/AmigaShell/NOBORDER/NOSlZE/ 
NODRAG/CLOSE 

or enter the line 

window=con:0/0/640/200/AmigaShell/NOBORDER/NOSIZE/ 
NODRAG/CLOSE 

in the Tool Types window on the Shell icon's Informa- 
tion screen. 

There are some other interesting ways to customize 
your Shell window under Release 2. Although the Shell 
normally uses whatever typeface you select as System » 



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Default Text from the Font Preferences program, yon 
can change the font used in a single Shell window with 
the new SETFONT command. 

The SETFONT command not only allows you to use 
fonts in existing sizes, but to create new sizes of bitmap 
or Compugraphic-oulline louts with the SCALE op- 
tion. For example, "SETFONT ' I bpa/ 16 SCALE" cre- 
ates a font that is twice the size of Topaz 8. If you wish, 
you can add a SETFONT command to your srshell- 
startup file, so that all of your Shell windows come up 
with a font other than the system default. 

Under the forthcoming Workbench L 2, l, you will also 
be able to set the keyboard mapping of each Individual 
Shell window, using the SETKEYBOARD command. 
This lets you try out a foreign- language keyboard lay- 
out in a single Shell window without changing the key- 
board layout used by every application in the system. 

Console editing lias been improved in small ways, 
also. You can now use the standard CTRL-S key com- 
bination to pause the screen listing and CTRL-Q to 
restart it. This is a welcome replacement for the non- 
standard (and somewhat annoying) method of using 
the space key to pause and backspace to restart. 

Further, the console window has joined the mouse 
era to the extent that you can use it For copy and paste 
operations, Dragging the mouse- across text in a con- 
sole window (such as the Shell window) now highlights 
the text. Pressing Right Amiga-C copies the highlight- 
ed text into the clipboard device. Right Amiga-V pastes 
the text back into the active console window. 

Not only can you copy text from one Shell window 
and paste it to another, you can also copy text between 
any two applications that use a console window (such 
as the More text viewer program in the Utilities drawer, 
and the Ed text editor in the C directory). This means 
that you can paste a directory listing from your Shell 
window into a document that you are editing with Ed. 
Using Carolyn Scheppner's ( ionpaste commodity, you 
can paste clipboard text into any application, as if it 
were being typed in from the keyboard. 

Various Variables 

The concept of environment variables — text strings 
you can store and retrieve in a standard manner — has 
been greatly extended. In addition io global variables, 
which are created with the SETENV command, stored 
in the Env: directory, and accessible via any Shell or 
other program, there are now local environment vari- 
ables. These, produced using the SET command, are 
meaningful only to the Shell in which they are created. 
Under 1 .3, you could retrieve the text contents of an 
environment variable only by using the GETENY com- 
mand. Under 2,0, however, putting a dollar sign in front 
of the name of an environment variable instructs the 
Shell to replace the sign and variable name with the text 
contents of that variable. For example, if you create an 
environment variable named Editor with the command 

SETENV editor Memacs 

then any program can tell thai your preferred editing- 
program is Memacs. 

Moreover, any Shell command that uses the expres- 
sion SEditoi will have that expression replaced by the 
string "Memacs". Therefore, if a Shell command or 
script uses the line 

RUN Seditor textfile 



the Memacs program will be run, and it will load 
textfile. If you decide at some future time that you pre- 
fer am rther text editor, yoti can use SETE W to change 
the Editor variable to the name of that program. Then 
your script will run the new program, even though you 
have not altered the script. 

This example was not chosen at random, by the way. 
Under 2.0, the global variable "Editor' is recognized 
by some of the Workbench programs such as More. If 
vou set this variable to the pathname of your text ed- 
itor, More allows you to bring up the program to edit 
the current file by pressing Shilt-E. 

Under Workbench 2.0, there ate a number of signif- 
icant local environment variables that are automatically 
set for you, or that you can set yourself. These include 
Process, which holds the process number of the current 
Shell; RC, which holds the return code of the last com- 
mand that was executed; and Result^, which contains 
the error code for the last command. 

Vou can use RG to examine return codes without using 
the IF WARN' and IF FAIL commands that are available 
only in script files. If you are not familiar with all of the 
DOS error codes that Result2 may return (and who is?), 
you can use the FAULT command to interpret them (just 
type "FAULT $Result2"). Workbench 2.0 also sets up a 
couple of global environment variables called Kickstart 
and Workbench, which contain the version numbers of 
the Kickstart and Workbench that you are using. 

A new local environment variable, Echo, borrows a 
feature from MS-DOS. Entering "SET Echo ON" caus- 
es each command line of a script file to print before 
execution. If you set Echo to anything else (or don't set 
it at all), you will not see the commands as they are ex- 
ecuted, "Fuming Echo on is a good way to debug scripts 
that don't work, as the faulty command line prints at 
about the same time that the error message appears. 

Got a Match? 

Another Shell option expanded under 2.0 is pattern 
matching, which allows you to specify a number of liles 
at one time by similarities in their file names. One of 
the handiest of these new patterns is the tilde character 
(~h which acts as a NOT operator. Under the old sys- 
tem, it was easy to list all of the icon files (the names of 
which end in info), but not so easy to list all of the files 
except i he icon files. Now, you caneasily perform iliis lat- 
ter task with the command "DIR — (#?.info)." 

Another new pattern uses the dash character to sep- 
arate a range of letters between brackets. To list all of 
the files in the C: directory that start with the letters a 
through c. for example, vou could use the command 
"DIRC:|a-c|#?." 

Finally, 2.0 has added the ability to use the asterisk 
as a "replace anything" character, just as it is used in 
MS-DOS. To maintain compatibility, however, this fea- 
ture is available only when activated by a program such 
as the public-domain Wildstar or Starbursl programs* 

These examples are only a few of the many Shell 
changes. In the next column I'll discuss more, includ- 
ing the backtick feature and some of the powerful new 
options that were added to the CLI commands them- 
selves. Sec you then. ■ 

Sheldon hrmon, a respected authority on the Amiga, is cur- 
rently finishing a book about Workbench 2.0. Vou can find 
him at Slipped Disk, a Detroit -area Amiga dealership. 



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A good grasp of 
the basic principles of 3-D 
design will get amateur anima- 
tors moving in the right direction. 



Steven B I a i ze 

act of life: Computer-generated 3-D animation is everywhere. 
Just turn on your television, and you will find abundant evidence. 
Computer-generated animations are used in the nightly news, 
I commercials, openings to programming, sports, and, of course, 
on MIA'. While mosi of these animations are still created on 
high-end animation workstations, the increase in demand for 
this type of work has opened new possibilities for the desktop 
3-D animator. With dramatic new developments in Amiga hardware 
and software — plus the fact that what is created on the Amiga is much 
easier and cheaper to output to video — Amiga-generated 3-D is clearly 
competitive with that produced on dedicated workstations. 

II le demand for all this new razzle-dazzle also underlines an even 
more important demand: the need for better and more sophisticated 
computer graphic design. So, before we all scurry off like lemmings to 
jump headlong into 3-D graphics and animation, let's take a few mo- 
ments to cover some design concepts you may find useful in developing 
your 3-D animations. (You may also wish to review a similar article that i 



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Phil Fitzpatrick wrote for Amiga-World's February '92 is- 
sue on 2-D graphics — see Amiga I mage- Ma king: Cre- 
ative Methodology and Graphics Technology," p. 30. 
Much of the material on general design is applicable 
to 3-D, as well.) 

(To locate vendors of the products mentioned in this article, see 
the u Ma n tt facta rers 7L ist ributors * A ddresses " list on p. 117.) 

Advance Planning 

The first principle of 3-D design might best be char- 
acterized as "predesign" planning, which involves sev- 
eral di lie rent factors, lo begin with, you need a good 
understanding of the entire 3-D animation process, hi 
general, 3-D animation is a considerably greater task 
than 2-D animation. You have lo function as a one-per- 
son movie producer, director, actor, lighting technician, 
set designer, editor, and even janitor! 

To wear all these hats, you must have a thorough un- 
derstanding of the program or programs you are using. 
Therefore, you need to practice regularly with your 
software so that you can master each of these different 
roles within the capabilities of that software. Every ex- 
periment will show you new ways to accomplish new 
types of effects or shortcuts. 

When you have a project in hand, die next step is to 
plan as much in advance as you can. For example, if 
you have clients who want their log*) turned into a 3- 
D animation, talk to them first about their expecta- 
tions, see if they have video of other logos they like, and 
get the object approved before starting any animation. 
Often, ideas in a client's mind are dramatically differ- 
ent from the ultimate output you will produce. In ad- 
dition, try to get models or pictures of the real objects 
as a help in verifying scale and proportions. 

You should also realize that your 3-D creations are 
going to be viewed on a 2-D surface. This is true 
whether your eventual output format is video, comput- 
er presentation, or even print. This means thai your 
design must take into account movement within a 3-D 
space and the capability to show that space to your 
viewer on a 2-D surface. Your predesign planning can 
become the critical element in your project. 

Object Lessons 

Object design is the next key element in 3-D animation. 
It object creation is not vour strong point, the good news 



is that the growing demand for 3-D animation is stimu- 
lating the market for 3-D clip objects — in much the same 
way that desktop publishing created a market demand 
for ready-to-use clip an. If von do not have the talent or 
time to create objects from scratch, you can still utilize 
3-D objects in your animation projects. (Seethe relevant 
3-D sections \\\ Amiga\\hrld\ clip-art buyer's guide, "Art 
in an Instant," [ill. '92, p. 30. for source material.) 

Whether you use predesigned objects or create them 
yourself, there are some rules of thumb you should fol- 
low: Always try to break down the object into the small- 
est del ail necessary for die project. For instance, when 
creating an automobile, it is easier lo create the tires 
separately from the hub caps. Also, add only as much 
detail as required. Again referring to the automobile 
example, if the animation is above and around the cat; 
the detailed tread on each tire is not essential. If your 
focus is on a victim being run over by the car, you may 
want thai tread detail in a close-up view. 

The question of how much detail is really necessary 
is one that is frequently debated by 3-D artists, because 
more detail adds substantially to rendering time; yet, 
ii is often subtle, highly detailed items that lend realism 
to the overall presentation. It can be that extra wall 
socket or floor molding that adds warmth and believ- 
ability to vour images. 

If your modeling program or module does not have 
all the tools you require, there are programs that con- 
vert objects from one formal to another for use in a 
variety of situations. One such is Axiom Softwares 
Pixel 3D, which is also very useful for tracing an IFF 
image and creating 3-D extruded objects from the out- 
line. In addition, the program can retain color infor- 
mation as well as create bevels on objects — a handy 
feature when you are creating logos. Another use Jill 
program in ibis respect is duBois Animation's AniMa- 
trix, which is a dedicated modeler for designing in 
real-time perspective. 

The Right Look and Feel 

There is a second aspect to the object-creation process 
that requires equally careful attention and planning. 
After you create your objects shape, you must define 

iiN surface(s). This process is called image — or tex- 
ture — mapping. There are several different kinds of 
mapping, each one with its own set of procedures and 




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techniques, (For a good introduction to texture map- 
ping, see the article "'Mapping' New Worlds, " Feb. 
'92, p. 50.) 

For our purposes, let's take a look at one surface tex- 
ture avidly sought in today's :M) market, but difllailt 
to execute ett'ectivcly: metals. In general, an object like 
a logo witli a metallic surface will look more impressive 
if it is moving — as in the popular flying logo — rather 
than stationary. This is because we see the reflections 
and the colors changing as the object moves, Whv then 
are metals so hard to create? The reason lies with those 
reflections. 

Metals may have their own inherent colors, hut we 
recognize them as metals because they reflect the en- 
vironment around them. Oneway to achieve this effect 
with your computer-generated creations is to simulate 
reflections of real-world images on your 3-D objects 
through careful — and often painstaking — mapping 
techniques. 

A hint For working with metals is to make sure that 
you have set some amount of reflect ion/shine on the 
surface of your object (some programs may require ad- 
ditional sellings) and that you also have a proper en- 
vironment (colors, images, objects, textures, and so 
forth) that the object can reflect. In addition, pay at- 
tention to variations in the colors of your objects. 

lake a look at print ads or billboards thai use gold 
or chrome letters. Each letter will be made Up of at least 
three colors. The bottom pan will lie dark, the top a 
lighter shade, and the middle a band of very light col- 
or. Keep this in mind when you establish yom environ- 
ment. Many limes you will not need to do any time- 
consuming ray tracing, as programs like NewTeks 
LightWave and Impulses Imagine provide environ- 
mental mapping without ray tracing. (For a detailed 
look at reflection-mapping techniques, see "Reflection- 
Mapping Magic," 1 992 AmigaWorld Special Issue, p. 69.) 

Getting away from metals and reflection mapping, 
there are a host of other surfaces thai can help lend re- 
alistic detail to your 3-D objects. Examine the range of 
texture-mapping functions offered by different 3-D 
programs to see which ones otter the kinds of surfaces 
you want. Some textures are easy to create, while others 
require difficult manipulation of your program. 

If you find you are having trouble creating your own, 
there are quite a number of read) -made textures and 



backgrounds available. Start your search by referring 
to the "Art in an Instant" buyer's guide cited earlier in 
the article and to the sidebar on ready-made textures 
i it i he "'Mapping' New Worlds" article mentioned 
above in this section. 

Getting Your Message Across 

For some people, the next key design element — the 

story — may be something they might wish to concen- 
trate on before they create objects and worry about sur- 
face textures. Fine. Yet, there are also cases — like pro- 
ducing an animated sequence with a client's logo — 
where you need lo create the objects with which you 
will be working before you start planning what you will 
do with them. 

So you are now ready to put your objects together 
into a story that will convey a message. Your message 
is very important and needs careful thought and plan- 
ning — whether your project involves entertainment, a 
business presentation, an advertising campaign, or 
pure artistic expression. Also, remember that you are 
creating this animation for a viewer, so keep your view- 
er in mind as you design the movements. 

A standard animation technique to use here is to cre- 
ate "storyboards," These may be as formal or informal 
as needed, but you should plot the basic sequence of 
your objects and their movements in some fashion be- 
fore your proceed. It will save you production time in the 
long run. You can do your stoiyboards as hand drawings, 
< >r you can even use a paint program Uke Electronic Arts' 
DeluxePaint IV to sketch out the storyline. 

Often as you jot down elements of your story, you will 
see in advance that certain things you thought would 
work are physically impossible {like having two objects 
pass through each other when you actually wanted to 
have them collide). Or, you may discover that other 
things you wanted to try will take more work than they 
are worth. Storyboards are also useful in helping clients 
to visualize their ideas (which often leads to revisions 
on i heir part) before you have gone to the trouble of 
producing a full animation, 

A storyboard will assist you in matching your action 
with I he feeling you wish to create in the viewer. For ex- 
ample, if you want the animation to be very exciting, 
you may need to speed up the movement of your ob- 
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to fly it in and out so fast that the viewer cannot rec- 
ognize it. 

Good storyboarding will also help you manage and 
coordinate lor maximum effect the wide variety of mo- 
tion elements you have at your disposal — object move- 
ment, camera movement, placement and variation of 
lights, surface changes in objects, and so on. If you 
combine too many changes in these elements, you can 
easily overwhelm the viewer and defeat the purpose. 

Natural Rhythm 

Understanding the subtleties of natural motion is an- 
other key consideration in creating good 3-D anima- 



A story board will assist you in 

matching your action with the feeling 

you wish to create in the viewer. 



tion. Movement should be smooth and realistic, not 
jerky and artificial One of the main reasons that some 
computer animations seem to jerk is because of "spe- 
cific placement." While animations may also be jerky 
because of too much motion in too few frames, or be- 
cause of slow playback time, specific placement is often 
the major culprit. 

By specific placement, 1 mean that all the objects in 
each frame are rendered in perfect clarity. However, 
when you are shooting film or video of real subjects, 
the media moves at specific frame rates (24 fps and 30 
fps, respectively), recording whatever is on the other 
side of the lens. If the subject is moving faster than the 
shutter, then a single frame of film/video will contain 
a blurred image with streaks trailing off in a direction 
opposite to that of the movement. This phenomenon, 
called motion blur, tends to smooth out the motion of 
fast- moving objects. 

Motion blur can be simulated with image-processing 
packages to serve as an effective technique for creating 
smoother, more realistic animations. This requires 
more work and possibly more rendering on your pan, 
but it can add significantly to the quality of your ani- 
mations. The logo sequence in the illustration opening 
this article is an example of motion blur, 

The easiest way to create motion blur is to use a 
program, such as Black Belt Systems' Imagemaster, 
that has its own Motion Blur special effect. You can 
specify the direction and the extent of the effect and 
then use the processed frames as interim frames be- 
tween the actual rendered images to create smooth 
movement. 

Another — and more realistic — method of creating 
motion blur is to render two or three extra frames be- 
tween each specific position frame, and then use 
ASDGs AD Pro 2 or Imagemaster to composite the 



interim frames. If you have two frames, use a compos- 
ite mix of "50%; if you have three frames, use 50% for 
the second and 33$ for the third, so that each will 
have an equal mix in the total. If you have ARexx, you 
can use scripts thai will process an entire series of 
frames for you. 

An additional hint relating to compositing is that you 
can always add in static backgrounds after the render- 
ing. Most programs allow you to add a backdrop pic- 
ture, st) if vou render without the background and add 
it later, you will save time and gain flexibility. For in- 
stance, if a client really likes the logo and the animation 
movement, but has trouble deciding on a marble or 
ocean background, you can lender (he object over a 
black background in the 3-D program and then com- 
posite the frames together once the client has made a 
decision. 

Over and Output 

Although output is the final step in the process, it is im- 
portant to plan during the predesign stage what medi- 
um — videotape or film — and what method you will use. 
As you create your animation, you will be making 
choices as to colors, resolutions, and so forth that can 
affect your output options. 

Resources are also a major consideration in deter- 
mining your final output. Some methods may require 
some pretty expensive equipment. Almost all anima- 
tions shown on television are single-frame. This means 
that each frame of the animation is recorded to film or 
tape one frame at a time. In order to do this, you must 
have single- frame recording equipment thai can guar- 
antee the level of accuracy required. (For information 
on single-frame recorders, see "Precision Control," 
[992 AmigaWorld Special Issue, p. 38.) 

If you are going to output your animations in true 
24-bit color, then you will also need a display buffer 
that can handle such output. Currently, 24-bit anima- 
tions must be recorded using the single-frame process. 

If you plan to create ANIM files to output your an- 
imation in real time on the Amiga, you will have to 
create IFF-displayable frames prior to creating the 
AN I Ms. Nearly all 3-D programs will do this for you; 
however, I recommend that you render the frames in 
24-bit and use an image-processing program to create 
IFF-displayable images. Without exception, the results 
will be far superior. 

Quality 3-D animation work results from good 3-D 
design principles. If you're willing to apply those prin- 
ciples to every aspect of your project— from planning 
and creating your objects to executing their move- 
ments — then you will have a better chance of achiev- 
ing a successful 3-D animation. Programs currently 
available on the Amiga can produce results equal to 
many of the best professional effects created on high- 
end animation workstations. There are no limits to 
where your imagination can take you. ■ 

Steven Blaize is owner of Creative Fire, a multimedia-pre- 
sentation company, and co-owner of the graphics develop- 
ment company. Texture City, He is an author and consultant 
on Amiga and MS-DOS platforms as well as the. assistant 
director of the Amiga Video-Graphics Guild. Write to him c/o 
Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St,, Peterborough, NH 
03458. 



48 December 1992 



Dimensionally Yours 



fou can literally put yourself into your 3-D productions— without spending 



an arm and a leg. This digitizing-project tutorial shows you how. 



Ask Amiga 3-D artists what they want most. 
and they are likely to request a method for 
importing real-world 3-D data into their 
computers. Building photorealistic, complex 
3-D models from scratch can be likened to 
sculpting with air. A technique < -an easily he visualized, 
but it is often impossible to do ii on a practical level. 
There are plenty of stock 3-D models available com- 
mercially {see "Art in an Instant/' p. 30, July '92, for 
a sampling). But where can you turn when your col- 
lection does not contain the precise model you need? 
The path to obtaining customized, accurate 3-D 
point-data mod- 



St .mr rd Hoi 



I • ,m.> 1 <*.n* 



els (also known 
as object -range 
maps) has mul- 
tiple branches. If 
you have plenty 
of money, you 
can buy a mag- 
netic or acous- 
tic 3-D range- 
finder ($3500 
to SI 3.500) and 
digitize objects 
point by point. 
You can also 
rent time on a 
laser-scanning 
machine at ap- 
p rox i m a l e ly 
$250 per hour 
(or buy one at 
prices ranging 
from S40K-S80K!), and then convert the output to 
Amiga format. Another option is to hire a service that 
ofifetS custom 3-D digitizing. {See the sidebar entitled 
"Where the Pros Go" for details on these options and 
their relation to the Amiga.) 

For those who have more lime than money. I've de- 
veloped a labor-intensive method for accurately digi- 



tizing 3-D point data. It's the least expensive of all the 
options, and you can use it quite effectively for creat- 
ing 3-D models of the human lace, head, and other 
bodv parts. Contained in my method are techniques 
For obtaining casts that von can use in several other 
digitizing methods. 

Sliced Pumpkin 

Most Amiga 3-D modeling and tendering programs 
support a form of "skinning" cross-sectional data. Imag- 
ine a vertical blade making main' parallel slices across 
the width of an airplane wing from leading to trail- 
ing edge. These 




cross sections 
vary from one to 
the next as the 
wing tapers and 
twists, giving the 
wing its ultimate 
configuration. 
The skin is then 
wrapped around, 
completely cov- 
ering them. 

E m ploying 
this same design 
philosophy, you 
can create 3-D 
objects from 2-D 
pieces with the 
use of your Ami- 
ga. When you 
import cross-sec- 
tion data via a 2- 
D digitizer or scanner into an Amiga 3-D modeling 
program, you can reassemble and "skin" them over 
to create an accurate 3-D model. While taking cross- 
sectional data directly is very hard on the human 
head (I don't suggest you attempt it on yourself!), 
there is a way to gel that data without doing yourself 
any permanent damage.* 



BY KIRBY CAR MICHAEL 



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Although I gave up the Shakespearean stage some 
years ago. I have since found a use for some of the 
prosthetic makeup techniques I regularly employed. By 
combining these with airplane composite-construction 
techniques, I've found a 3-D data-point digitization 
method that's eas) on the wallet and accurate enough 
to model a recognizable human head. Ill describe the 
technique briefly and then delve into the details. 

To begin with, you must create a mold of a human 
head or face, using a substance called Moulage (man- 
ufactured by Douglas & Sturgess). You then remove the 
mold and pour into it either liquid foam or a wax- 
based substance (ailed Posmoulage (also from Douglas 
& Sturgess). When the foam or Posmoulage m<Iv sii ip 
the female mold from the cast head and mount the cast 
in front of a video camera hooked up to a digitizer, such 
as DCTV (Digital Creations) or DigiView (NewTek). (To 
locate the vendors oj the products mentioned) see the "Man- 
ufacturmyDistribtUors 1 Addresses" list on p. 1 17.) 

If vou have used Posmoulage, backlight the head so 
that the flat cross sections are noticeably darker than 
the rest of the head. Use a hot wire to slice oH a thin 
sheet parallel lo I he lens of yom video i amera Move 
the head toward the camera the thickness of the slice, 
and repeat. 

If you have created a foam cast, spray it lightly with 
dark paint to contrast with the foam. Use a camper's 
ring saw or a piece of handsaw mounted in a rectangu- 
lar frame to slice cross sections. (Do not use a hot wire 
on foam; burning foam releases hydrocyanic gases!) 

Digitize each slice of your cast and use the line-art 
or edge-detection feature of your image-processing 
program to extract the cross-sectional data from each 
image. Then, import the cross sections into a 3-D mod- 
eling program via software such as Pixel 3D (Axiom 
Software) or the Convert I1T/ILBM function in the De- 
tail editor of Imagine (Impulse). 

Assemble your cross sections in the 3-D modeling pro- 
gram In "slat king" them, separated by appropriate dis- 
tances. Then, either skin the cross-sections over or con- 
struct polyg< >ns amongst them. Your result is a wire-frame 
model of your subjects head, ready for the detail work 
of adding textures, colors, animation, and rendering. 

Project Specifics 

Moulage is a nontoxic, reusable gelatinous material that 
becomes liquid when heated in a double boiler. In its 
liquid state, it can be poured over the face, becoming, 
when cool, a firm and rubbery mold. You can insert rub- 
ber tubes or straws into your subject's nostrils to facili- 
tate breathing, but it is actually quite easy to leave nostril 
openings when applying the Moulage by hand. The 



process is quite simple and is adequately explained in 
detail in the instructions that come with the product 

Having your face molded in Moulage is a very pleas- 
ant experience unless you're claustrophobic. It's quite a 
bit like getting a facial — all warm and relaxing and quiet 
I've actually bad subjects fall asleep while I applied it 

Having your entire head, as opposed to only your 
lace, encased in a Moulage mask can bring on throat- 
constricting fantasies of suffocation. Ask mv wife, Carol, 
who was kind enough to pose for the accompanying 
pictures. She has instructed me to inform you that you 
should keep talking to your subject throughout the pro- 
cess, especially in the latter stages. 

Unless you already have a proportional 3-D model 
of a head from which you can cut and paste, I suggest 
you do mold the entire head the first time you try tfiis 
process. After the first time, you may find it easier to 
make a mold of just the face and ears, and then model 
the rest of the head with your 3-D software. Without a 
reference, though, it is extremely difficult to position 
the crown and jaw. 

For either type of cast, laminating win- screening into 
the Moulage before it sets ensures a mold still enough 
for the next step. An alternative I use is to lay plaster- 
cast bandages — cut in short strips and soaked in warm 
water— over the Moulage. The supportive bandages — 
actually rolls of gauze that have been impregnated with 
plaster of paris — set up sen quickly. 

If you are molding an entire bead in one piece, you'll 
have to slice the mold once to remove it from your sub- 
ject's head. The material sIm es like butter, so use a dull 
blade. (This is one time when it is important to talk to 
your subject. The feel of the knife on the tip of Carol's 
ear at this stage so startled her that she nearly suffered 
a Van Gogh handicap.) 

The Moulage mold releases: quite easily when vou 
gently pull upon it [fyour subject's hair is embedded 
in it. however, the situation can become a bit, well, 
hairy. Mustaches are not really a problem, but I suggest 
slicking hack facial hair with petroleum jelly. I covered 
Carol's hair with kitchen cellophane before applying 
the Moid age. Once you've removed it, you must paste 
the bead mold back together with Moulage. or, if 
you're using plaster bandages for reinforcement, with 
short Strips of bandage. 

Next, you must « ;ist the bead, Douglas & Sturgess 
has expertise in pourable forms and the use of a hoi 
wire. The company's Posmoulage is a wax-based sub- 
stance that picks up subtle details in the Moulage. 

Rigid Foam 25R is t he firm's two-component, liquid 
system for producing rigid polvurethane foam suitable 
for casting. Another foam-casting material is Tap Pfas- 




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tics' X-40. While it provides for smooth surfaces, X- 
40 does no! produce uniformly small air bubbles, m> 
you'll need to clean up the resulting cross-sections 

and may not get the kind of detail oilier foams offer 
With either foam, lour ounces each of Pans A and 
B produce more than enough for a full head cast. 



Mix the two pans of either system according to the 
manufacturer's instructions, then pour the foam 
into the Motllage mold. Be await 1 that any water on 
the Moulage will affect the lasting. It will show on 
the Posmoulage head and will actually ailed the cur- 
ing of the loam. > 



WHERE THE PROS GO 



DAVID SMOOT, A Hollywood 
director and a manager at the 
Sony Video Institute, recently 
said to me, "Terminator 2 is the 
standard by which your videos 
are judged ." He didn't qualify 
that statement by limiting it to 
professional videos, either. 

Since your 3-D animations 
dumped to video will be judged 
by those standards, why not use 
the same equipment and tech- 
niques the T2 team used to cre- 
ate those outstanding special 
effects? HI describe the high- 
end digitizing units available, 
and then tell you about a couple 
of companies that make them 
accessible to Amiga users. 

Digitizing Hardware 

Cyberware manufactures opti- 
cal 3-D digitizers (around 
S50K-80K) that have been 
used to create effects for 
movies such as T2, Batman 
Returns, and The Abyss, They 
take 3-D point data via laser 
rangefinding, resulting in sur- 
face geometry files containing 
about 256,000 vertices, and 
also digitize surface color data 
at the same time to produce 24- 
bit color texture maps to a res- 
olution of 512x512, 

Cyberware models 3030 MS 
and 3030 PS digitize 3-D sur- 
face data at the rate of 15,000 
points per second and a typical 
resolution of one point per mil- 



limeter (maximum resolution is 
five points per millimeter). Both 
use a "cylindrical scan Tt system 
so that they can take front, 
back, and side data. 

Polhemus. a company well- 
known in the virtual- reality indus- 
try, makes a magnetic rangefind- 
ing 3-D digitizer consisting of a 
black box and a probe. To digi- 
tize, you manually select data 
points. (For feasible scanning of 
a living subject, you must make 
a cast.) Although selecting sev- 
eral thousand data points by 
hand can be tedious, the Polhe- 
mus device offers resolution 
equaled by no other digitizer 

Science Accessories manu- 
factures a 3-D digitizer based on 
time-oMlight sound rangefind- 
ing. Named the GPS Three-Di- 
mensional Sonic Digitizer, it is 
suitable for digitizing the con- 
tents of up to a nine-foot cube. 

The unit consists of two black 
boxes and eight sparkplug-like 
emitters, as well as four micro- 
phones set square to each other 
on the XY-plane and a ten-foot 
cable tipped with a probe. The 
probe must be placed on each 
point to be digitized, and it must 
be on a clear line of sight from 
at least two microphones. Soft- 
ware computes the XYZ coordi- 
nates to a resolution of .01 cm. 

Viewpoint, a custom 3-D dig- 
itizing firm, has extensive expe- 
rience on most optical, magnet- 



ic-resonance, and son- 
ic-digitizing hardware. 
Viewpoint has Science 
Accessories and Polhe- 
mus units, and access 
to a Cyberware unit. 
The firm has also devel- 
oped a portable optical 
digitizer that does not 
have the object-size lim- 
itations of other systems 
and has an accuracy of 
about one-tenth of an inch. 
Viewpoint personnel travel ex- 
tensively with this setup, often 
using it to digitize cars and air- 
planes on a custom basis. 

Viewpoint can keep custom 
digitizing priced relatively low 
because of the resale value of 
the digitized objects. The com- 
pany has an extensive library of 
3-D objects (running about 
S200-S500 each) and will sell 
packages composed of any of 
them in any format the customer 
requests. In addition, Viewpoint 
sells prepackaged objects in 
the 3-D Studio and Topaz for- 
mats. (Company reps were also 
seen talking to Allen Hastings of 
Lightwave and Videoscape 3D 
fame at SIGGRAPH this year.) 
A call to Viewpoint will net you a 
comprehensive catalog detailing 
goods, services, and pricing. 

Amiga-Bound 

DuBois Animation offers a ver- 
sion of Animatrix Modeler that 




The face of Fred Mack: Cyberware 
digitized, Imagine rendered* 



contains a module allowing the 
direct use of a Polhemus device. 
To enter a point in Animatrix 
Modeler, you simply place the 
digitizer's stylus on the object 
and press the Amiga's space 
bar. With the newest Polhemus 
digitizer starting at about $3500. 
this avenue is within the reach of 
many professionals. 

Fred Mack, a Bay Area ani- 
mator and programmer, uses 
Cyberware 's equipment on a 
regular basis and has written 
his own utility to convert raw 
Cyberware data into data di- 
rectly acceptable by Imagine. 
The accompanying image, 
which is \n fact Mack's own 
face, was created in this way — 
and rendered in Imagine. (He 
has also used his Amiga to 
create animation for Cyber- 
ware's SIGGRAPH display.) 
Mack is available for custom 
digitizing of real 3-D objects 
and conversion to both Amiga 
and PC formats. —K.C. D 




The molding and casting 
process illustrated. The 
screen capture on the 
opening page shows the 
result in wire-frame 
format. 



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DIGITIZING 



When the cast has set, remove the mold, and vou'll 
have an accurate reproduction of your subject's head 
or (ace. Vou'll quite likely destroy the Moulage mold in 
removing it. The Moulage is reusable, however, so this 
is not a continuing expense. 

Perfect Pieces 

The slicing device consists of an H-shaped frame across 
which you place either a hot wire (stainless-steel wire 



VTAKltt STEEL FTSHK2 lEAOCH » OAUQE 




Figure 1: Diagram of the cutting device. A hot wire is indicated here; 
for use with a foam cast, simply stretch a ring saw across the frame 
instead of the stainless-steel wire. 



WIRE ROD {guides for hot wire) 




14 B X14* PIECE OF COUNTERTOP 



Figure 2: Jig detail. 



attached to a piece of zip cord and a dimmer switch) 
or a ring saw (wire with embedded abrasive), depend- 
ing on the cast material. The hot wire slices the wax- 
based Posiuoukigc; the ring saw slices foam. See Mgure 
1 for details of how lo build the device. 

Il is essential in keep 1 lie wire taut while slicing; sag- 
ging wire will not produce parallel cross sections. Plac- 
ing a spring at the end of the wooden H-frame oppo- 
site the wire helps. 

For hot-wire slicing, plug the dimmer switch into a 
wall socket and adjust it lo heat the stainless steel. The 
wire is not hot enough when it will not cut smoothly, 
and is too hot when if stains to glow ivd or sag. 

To accurately slice your cast into cross sett ions, you 
need some way to solidly position it so that you can 
move it a predetermined amount between slices. Be- 
cause the "blade" works best when it is pulled down a 
parallel set of runners (thus assuring a plane that is al- 
ways parallel to the camera lens), you must be able to 
move the table mount for the cast between the runners 
after each slice is made. An upside-down piece of ce- 
ramic tile works fine. It has parallel edges, and its ie\- 
tured bottom provides a good surface upon which to 
solidly epoxy the head. 

Examine the drawing of the jig I've constructed to 
serve these purposes (Mgure 2). Once you have sliced 
off a piece, move the table forward the thickness of 
your next slice and digitize the surface. A metalworker's 
scale epoxied onto the side of the jig allows vou to ac- 
curately move the table a specified amount. As long as 
you move the table the same distance every slice, the 
scale of the cross sections will remain constant. 

I used DC 1Y and a camcorder to digitize each cross- 
section. As always, the more careful you are in setting 
up your lights, the belter will be the picture vou pro- 
duce. And the better the picture, the easier it will be 
for your image-processing program to extract a cleat* 
cross-sectional outline using its edge-detection or line- 
art function. I suggest that you light the background 
with fill lights. With two back lights, the limited contrast 
ratio available with video will ensure that the cut plane 
remains dark while the background is very light. 

Pixel 3D is tny program of choice lor converting the 
IFF outlines into a suitable 3-D object. The ins and outs 
of vour particular 3-D modeling program are up to you. 

Excluding camera, computer equipment and soft- 
ware, the total cost of materials for this project is around 
$75 (see the "Parts and Prices" box for specific break- 
downs). Of course, your time is a bigger investment, but 
your results will be truly rewarding — and truly unique. 

Future Forms 

On the horizon is an alternative method lor creating 
3-D models that's still within the reach ol most Amiga 
users. It will require about the same amount of time as 
the method 1 have presented, but employs an altogeth- 
er different process. 

Coming from duBois Animation (creator of the An- 
i matrix 3-1) modeler) is an option in the form of a pro- 
gram tentatively titled Animatrix Digitizer. This pro- 
gram requires a digitizing or drawing tablet and a still 
camera for high-resolution digitizing. The software is 
based on simple trigonometry and allows for higher- 
resolution work than many other methods. With it, you 
can translate any size static or dynamic object into 3- 
D digital-point data. >■ 



52 December 1992 




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Alfa Data introduces the AlfaScan and AlfaScan-Plus hand 

scanners. 

AlfaScan and AlfaScan-Plus connect to your Amiga 500, A2000 or 
A3000 parallel port and allow you to scan images in up to 256 
grayscales (standard AlfaScan supports 128 grayscales) in 
resolutions ranging from 100 to 400 dots per inch. 

Both AlfaScan and AlfaScan-Plus come complete with parallel 
adapter, A/C adapter and new Scan&Save-Plus software featuring 
real-time on-screen scan display and complete WorkBench 2.0 
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I) I G I T I L I \ (i 



The method is simple; I first read about it in Synthetic 
Actors in Computer-Generated 3D Films, by Thalmann & 
Thai ma mi (1990, Springer-Verlag). You begin by paint- 
ing ur marking enough points on an inanimate obje< i, 
model, or cast of an objeel i c » establish the needed res- 
olution, and then numbering each [joint clearly. You 
then mount the objed or model on a turntable (a lazy 
Susan works well), setup a si ill camera containing Imc- 
grain film, and take a picture of the object. (The still 
camera must be close enough that the number for each 
point will be visible on the resulting photo.) Rotating 
the object up to 60 degrees, you then lake another pic- 
ture, making sure both pictures contain all the points 
you want to digitize in one view of the object. 

( )nu' voii'vr developed them, mount the two pictures 



on a digitizing tablet and enter the individual point pairs 
intoAnimairix Digitizer using the tablet's pen. The pro- 
gram uses trigonometry operating from the rotation an- 
gle of the objed for each picture to ( oiupaie the diflcr- 
eni picture locations of the point pairs, It then assigns 
each point a position in :l-l) space. Vou may have to re- 
peal this procedure three or four times and merge the 
resulting Objects to create a 360-degree model. 

All this goes to show that photorealistic 3-D images 
and animal ions are within the creative realm of all Ami- 
ga artists, whether more wealth) in money or in lime. ■ 

Kiifn Carmichael is a principal of BuzzWord MutiiMedia, a 
west-coast multimedia consulting, animation, and video stu- 
dio. Write to him at 411 HeathdiffDn, Bmfica, CA 94044. 



PARTS AND PRICES 



Plywood (3/8x18x18 Inches). It runs about S2 at any lumberyard, but youVe probably got it lying around somewhere. 

Countertop cutout. This material is very flat, much more so than standard plywood, and you can probably get it for free from a 
lumberyard that cuts countertops. The lumberyard makes the cutout to install a sink, and routinely discards the cutout material. 

Wood glue. A small bottle cost me $1.55 at a hardware store. 

Ring saw or fishing leader wire. The former is available for $5.89 at a camping store. 20-gauge stainless-steel fishing leader 
wire costs about $2 from a bait shop or discount store. Either will serve as your "blade," depending on your casting method. 

Wire rod. One 36-inch piece costs about 89c and is available at any hardware store. Cut in two and glued onto the uprights.it will 
serve as runners to guide the cutting wire. 

Mini alligator clips (2). I recommend Radio Shack's Cat. No. 270-372A; they are $1 .89 each. With the hot-wire method, standard 
alligator clips weaken the "blade" at the point of contact because electrolysis occurs between the two metals under current. This 
causes the hot stainless-steel wire eventually to break under tension— and possibly fly back and hit you in the face, Because Radio 
Shack's clips feature a round curve in the contact area, they are much less likely to break the hot wire. 

Turnbuckle. The turnbuckle allows you to achieve proper cutting-wire tension. It costs S1 .80 at hardware stores. 

Spring. Cost: about 50c at a hardware store. 

Nails (3). Negligible cost. 

Ceramic tile. Tile with a hexagonal back that absorbs tile cement costs $3 or $4 at your local tile store. 

Runner tile. Four pieces of ceramic runner tile for the jig runners costs about 50c each at a tile store. 

Tile adhesive. About S3. 

Moulage. Douglas & Sturgess is the manufacturer of Moulage, and to my knowledge, its only source. It runs $25 for five pounds. 

Plastic screen wire or plaster-cast bandages. Depending on the method you use to reinforce the mold, obtain the former from a 
hardware store or the latter from a medical-supply house or pharmacy. Wettable plaster bandages cost about $4.50 for a 4-inch roll. 

Posmoulage or pourable foam. Depending on the method you use for casting, Posmoulage is available from Douglas & 
Sturgess at $30 for 10 lbs. You can get foam in one-quart kits from Douglas & Sturgess ($18) or Tap Plastics ($12.80) to make 1 'A 
cubic feet. 

Zip cord. This is for the Posmoulage/hot-wire approach only. Buy ten feet at your local hardware store for about 20c a foot, or 
butcher a $3 extension cord. 

Rheostat or household dimmer. This is for hot-wire method only. The household dimmer switch works very well because it can 
be attached directly to the hot-wire frame. Buy one at any hardware store for $10, or cannibalize your game room dimmer switch 
(only after you've opened the appropriate circuit breaker!), a 



54 December 1992 







An AW correspondent pumps 

his subject for answers to 
ten common questions 
about ARexx. 



# 1 AmigaWorld: What the heck is ARexx, and why would I need 
it, anyway? 

ARexx: ARexx is a language — like BASIC or C or Pascal— that 
is used to write programs that control your computer. The pro- 
grams are simple text files, editable by any text editor or word 
processor, which are then "interpreted" in real time as they are 
run. The Amiga version of the REXX language is a commercial 
product sold (and programmed) by William S. Hawes. Com- 
modore is including ARexx free with the 2.04 and later releases 
of the operating system. If you buy it separately, it sells in the 
mail-order houses for less than S30, and (in my humble opin- 
ion} is well worth the money. 

Let me try to give you the short answer on why you need it. 

• First of all, it replaces the AmigaDOS script language. 
ARexx can do everything AmigaDOS can do (in fact, it can 
even use AmigaDOS to do it), and ii is al leasl as easy i<> 



work with, but much more flexible and powerful 

• It replaces BASIC for those little "I've got a job to do, and 
I want it programmed quick" kind of problems, and through 
the use of external libraries it can take over for most of the "big- 
ger ' tasks you might previously have done using BASIC. 

• It acts as a go-between to let other programs exchange in- 
formation — program A sending data through ARexx to pro- 
gram B, and maybe back again. This interprocess communi- 
cation makes possible the automation of all sorts of things, and 
it will become more and more useful and important as more 
and more programs become "ARexx-compatible." 

#2 AW; "Function Not Found!" errors! Explain this library busi- 
ness, okay? 

AR: This can be a confusing area. Some libraries come with 



igi 



Y RICHARD STOCKTON 



ILLUSTRATED BY GWYN STKAMLER 



AmigaWorld 55 




The best odvice 

I con give you for 

adding new 

libraries is 

"read the docs" 
for each one. 



ARexx, somr (loin. Sonic should be lulled by you, and 
sonic defmhelv should noi. ARexx comes with two li- 
braries standard: the rex xsyslib. library and the 
rexxsupportlibrary. The first is loaded automatically 
by the "rexxmasf program that runs in your startup- 
sequence, but the support lib needs to be loaded by you 
before the functions in it can be called by ARexx. Func- 
tions in the rexxsupport. library include SHOWDIRQ, 
SH OWLISH), STATEFQ. OPENPORTQ, CLOSE- 
PORTO, and the message-handling routines like 
WAITPKTQ and GETPKT(). 

As you can see, there is a lot of good Stuff in there, 
so diis libraiy is often needed. The mere fact that it ex- 
ists in libs: is not enough; you have to tell ARexx that 
you want to make it available for use. You can do this 
in your startup-sequence by adding a line such as 

rx "CALL ADDLIB('rexxsupport.library\0,-30,0)" 

••• DO NOT load the 'rexxsyslib. library'! "* 

Among the freely distributable ARexx-compatible li- 
braries, the rex xarp lib. library, written by Willy 
Langeveld. is probably the most widely used. It adds 
screens, windows, gadgets, and graphics to the ARexx 
arsenal of commands. Tim is how you can quickly get 
a nice Graphic User Interface up and running with a 
minimum of fuss. 

If you use the rexxarplib (and lots of demo programs 
do), the rexxarplib. library (and possibly the rexxmath- 
lib. library) needs to be loaded, but the arp. library and 
the screenshare. library, although required for the 
rexxarplib to work, should not be loaded. (They are 
loaded automatically when needed.) To accomplish 
this, add the following: 

rx "CALL ADDLIB(Vexxmathlibiibrary',0,-30,Q)" 
rx "CALL ADDL!B('rexxarp1ib.librarY',0,-30,0)" 

*** DO NOT load the 'arp.library' or the 'screenshare.library'! * ## 
There are other ARcxx-rompatible libraries avail- 



able, which brings up one of the most powerful features 
of ARexx: its ability to access commands from libraries 
or even other running programs. The best advice I can 
give vou for adding new libraries is "read the docs" for 
each one. The author should tell you il it needs to be 
loaded and, if you're lucky, include an example of the 
preferred method. 

#3 AW: How can I find out if my script is being used with 
the new 2.0 OS? 

AR: Try out the following routine: 

a = SHOWLISTaVexec.libraryVA'] /• get library address */ 

b = 0FFSET[a,2Q) /• add 20 to address */ 

c = IMPORT(b,2) /• get 2 chars from that address V 

d = C2D(c) /* and turn them into a decimal number V 

IF d >= 37 THEN SAY 'WorkBench 2.x version V'd 
ELSE SAY WorkBench 1.3 (or less) version V'd 

#4 AW: fve heard you say that routines could be written 
that would somehow TRIP" triors, and show me the offend- 
ing code. Show me! 

AR: The follow! nig will automatically display the line 
in your code that ARexx is having a problem with, as 
well as the lines on either side of the probable error 
line. The internal ARexx "Special" variable R(! will 
hold the error number and SIGL will hold the line 
number where the signal occurred. First, turn on the 
required feature by putting this line near the top of 
your ARexx program: 

SIGNAL ON SYNTAX 

Then, at the bottom of your program add: 

EXIT /* we don't want to accidentally execute this routine */ 
SYNTAX: 

/* V denotes a "label", can be CALLed or SIGNALed V 
SAY SYNTAX ERROR:' RC ERRORTEXT(RC) 

/* built-in English messages */ 
SAY SOURCELINE(SIGL-1} 
SAY SOURCELINE(SIGL) 

/*<<-= this line SHOULD be the error */ 
SAYSOURCELINE(SIGL+1} 
EXIT 

If you replace the EXIT with RETURN, it will force the 
program to continue from the point of the error. This 
is dangerous in most circumstances, because you don't 
know what the syntax error might have been. There 
could be times when all vou want to do is nap the signal 
(if the user presses BREAKS, for example), so that the 
program can exit gracefully, saving data, and so forth. 
In that case, you might have the BREAK_C: routine RE- 
TURN rather than EX IT. 

SIGNAL ON SYNTAX is usually the most valuable 
debugging tool, but you can "SIGNAL ON" a whole 
variety of conditions including BREAKC thru 
BREAK_E ERROR, I AUTRE, HALT. lOERR. and 
NQVALUE. 

#5 AW: How do you change the current directory Inside" 
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AR: It*S easy — simply use the following: 

old_dir =s PRAGMA('D',new_dir) 

All iniernal ARexx commands, like OPKNQ, RE- 
NAM K{). l)ELETE(), and so on, will now be pointed 
at neu_dir as their current directory. 

If you are using ADDRESS COMMAND to launch a 
C LI -based program, however, ii is a bit trickier, since the 
Shell or CLI that ADDRESS COMMAND uses may or 
may not know the current directory, depending on your 
environment. The safest thing to do, the thing that 
works every time in any ARexx environment, is to set 
the director)' as the lirst command and connect it to the 
commands that follow, using the linefeed character, 
ASCII character 10, hex 0A In this way, all of these 
commands will be executed as if they had been tvped, 
one line per linefeed character, at a single CU window. 
Note thai ADDRESS COMMAND sends the final line- 
feed automatically. 

You can put an implicit "CD" into the ADDRESS 
COMMAND by doing this: 

LF = 'QA'x 

ADDRESS COMMAND 'CD DFO:' LF DIR' LF 'CD RAM:' LF 'DIR' 

This will display a directory listing of DFO: and then 
one of RAM: 

#6 AW: Now can one send a text string directly to the print- 
er? In BASIC, you'd simply LPRINT "Hello World," Horn 

would yon do it in ARexx? 

AR: Well, here ate three ways, lust, you could simply 
enter 

ADDRESS COMMAND Type >PRT: Hello World' 

but diat method is somewhat limiting, and is slow if you 
need to send mote than a single line of text. Here's 
what I normally do: 

x = 0PEN(p/PRT:',*W') /* using the printer as if it were a file */ 
IFx== Q THEN EXIT 20 

CALL WRfTELNfp/Hello World') I* write one line */ 

CALL CLOSE(p) /* close the printer so the next task can use rt */ 

Or, if you put your texl into a stem (let's call it "text.") 
and keep [lie iota! number of lines in textO, you can 
use [\\\s more general routine: 



/* blank our sample text fife */ 
/* just 3 lines */ 



text. = " 

text.O = 3 

textl = 'This is line 1' 

text.2 = 'line 2' 

text.3 = 'now Is the time for all good men to...' 

X = OPEN(p,'PRT:7W) 
IFx == THEN EXIT 20 

DO i = 1 TO text.O 

CALLWRITELN(p,text.i) 
END 
CALL CLOSE{p) 

Remember lhat \VRITELN() appends a linefeed 
character (ASCII 10) to the text sent automatically, but 
WRTTECHQ (not used here) does not. 

#7 AW: 1 need to format commas into numbers like 
980432009 to make them more readable. Is there a command 
to do this? 



AR: ARexx does not have a built-in command to do 
this, but here is a subroutine you can use that will han- 
dle up to 15 digits — large enough to show die national 
debt! It also remembers any digits to the right of the 
decimal point, passing them back unchanged. 

comma: NUMERIC DIGITS 14 

/* largest number of digits ARexx can handle */ 
ARG num . 
mant = num - num%1 

/* anything to the right of the decimal point?*/ 
IF mant = THEN mant = " 
ELSE 
DO 
mant = SUBSTR(mant,2] 

/* rf yes, then remove leading "0" */ 
/* make num into an integer */ 



/* number of digits in num */ 



num = num % 1 
END 
dgt = LENGTH(num) 
numtext = " 

IF dgt>3 THEN numtext = 7RIGHT(num,3) 
IF dgt>6THEN numtext = 7LEFT(RIGHT(num,6),3)| | numtext 
IF dgt>9 THEN numtext = 7LEFT(RIGHT(num,9),3)| | numtext 
IFdgt>12THEN 
DO 
numtext= 7LEFT(R[GHT(num,12),3}| | numtext 
numtext = LEFT(num,dgt-12}| [numtext 
END 
ELSE IF dgt>9 THEN numtext = LEFT(num,dgt-9)| (numtext 
ELSE IF dgt > 6 THEN numtext = LEFT(num,dgt-6)| J numtext 
ELSE IF dgt>3 THEN numtext = LEFT{num,dgt-3)| {numtext 
ELSE numtext - num numtext = numtext | jmant 

/* replace any decimal point data */ 

RETURN(numtext) 

#8 AW: Could yon give me an example of a way to wait for 
a disk to be inserted into a certain drive and then report the 
volume name of the disk that was inserted — with no action ►* 



...but a 

subroutine ... 

will handle 

up to 1 5 digits- 

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performed on the part of the user except to insert the disk? 

AR: Let's say the "certain" drive is DFO:. Now try this: 

CALL PRAGMAI'W'/N'J /» turn off disk requesters •/ 

DO loop = 1 
IFEXISTS('DFO:')THEN 
DO 
olddir = PRAGMAf'DVDFO:') 

/•make dfO: the current directory */ 
SAY The disk in DFO: is called' PRAGMA('D') 
LEAVE loop 
END 
CALL DELAYdOO} /» wait 2 seconds •/ 

END 

This will tell you the name of the disk in DFO: If there 
is no disk in the drive, a will keep checking every two 
seconds until a disk is inserted, 

#9 A W: A re there any good REXX boohs specific to the Amiga ? 

AR: Using ARexx on the Amiga, by Chris Zamara and 
Nick Sullivan (Abacus, 425pp., S.'t4.95h includes a disk 
with examples. It covers all areas of ARexx well and as- 
sumes nothing about your programming knowledge. 
Included are numerous examples of using .ARexx with 
programs. This is ARexx from the end user's viewpoint. 
Amiga Programmer's Guide, to ARexx, by Eric Giguere 
(Commodore, 218 pp., $20), also includes a disk with 
examples. This one, however, covers ARexx from ilk- 



programmers viewpoint: How to put an ARexx port in 
your program, standard commands, and so forth. At the 
moment, this bonk is available only from CATS (Com- 
modore Applications ik Technical Support). To order, 
write to: Commodore Business Machines, Department 
C, 1600 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380. Specify 
CATS Part Number: AREXX01 and add $3 for ship- 
ping and handling, CATS insists on check or money or- 
der—no plastic. Add sales tax if you live in Pennsylva- 
nia, Virginia, California, Tennessee, or Illinois. 

#10 AW: Where con I get answers to my ARexx questions! 

AR: 1 run ail ARexx question-and-answer session on 
the first Saturday of every month at li I'M PSTon Portal 
(408/973-91 1 1 to sign up). You can also leave electronic 
mail for me on Portal, BIX, or GEnie (I am rlstockton 
on all of these). I also run my own BBS at 206/744- 
1254, If you are among the modem-impaired, you can 
mail me your question* care o\\\migal\urhL and I'll in- 
to help. 

Bill I lawes, the author of ARexx, is also available on 
BIX (whawes), where be moderates a public message 
conference (amiga.vendors/wishful) for support of his 
products. If I can t answer a question, this is where I 
usually turn for the "ultimate* 1 answer. ■ 

Richard Stockton IS oue of the leading ARexx programmers 
in the country and a co founder of Gramma Software, a pub- 
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In the first installment of a two-part series on the audio 
portion of video production, ive consider some techniques 
for achieving good recording results. 

By Michael Hanish 



WHEN THE AUDIO portion of your 
video is flawed, your entire presenta- 
tion suffers. A dialog-intensive instruc- 
tional tape I saw recently exemplified 
this fact. It was so poorly miked that 
the speech was nearly unintelligible, 
and, to add insult to injury, jarringly 
loud, throbbing disco music separated 
segments. 

While we are most conscious of the 
information we take in visually, our 
audio sense is at least as discriminating 
(if not more so) to inconsistencies and 
discrepancies between visual and aural 
elements. In fact, we readily take for 
granted die subtle and vast amount of 
audio information that surrounds us. 
In spite of the best intentions, the 
audio tracks of a video may impart a 
totally different effect than was initially 
intended. 

The following two Video Suite install- 
ments will look at both the technical 
and aesthetic elements of preparing and 
editing audio tracks (including sound, 
dialog, and music) for video. 'I "his dis- 
cuss ion will touch only the tip of the 
iceberg, however. You can find more 
help in books and other articles (see a 
recommended bibliography in the 
'Sound Advice" box on the next page). 

Your main source of information, 
though, will be the work of others. Look 
and listen for both good and bad, what 
succeeds and what doesn't, and then 
apply that same critical distance and 



sense to your own work. L'se whatever 
you find to work best for you. (To locate 
the vendors of products men turned see the 
"Mann fact urers V Distributors ' Addresses " list 

tmp. in.) 

What You Hear and 
What You Get 

As with any other aspect of production, 
you should have reliable, faithful moni- 
toring so you know the exact signal 
quality going onto your recording. For 
audio work, this means using an ampli- 
fier and speakers, and headphones as 
well, if possible. In the studio, you 
tieed not listen at high volume (save 
that, and your hearing, for the dance 
party), so your amp and speakers need 
not be tremendously powerful — Just 
accurate. Do in forget to listen to your 
piece through a television set: it is in 
that low-fidelity environment that most 
people will see and hear your work- 

1 leaclphones are a good tool for the 
studio, and an absolute necessity for 
field recording. It's a waste of time to 
attempt field recording without using 
them to monitor your work, If you are 
doing a location shoot, record several 
minutes of ambient ("wild") sound and 
location video; it may come in 
extremely handy during editing if you 
need to recreate the feel of the place 
but are unable to go there again. 

Also, make it a habit to record an 
audio reference tone at the beginning 
ul each tape \<>m i reate or use. 1 he 
reference can be any sort of tone of 
which you know the level (volume); 
traditionally, it is OdB, which is clearly 
marked on all VU (audio level) meters. 

This recorded tone is useful for 
setting reference monitor and record 



levels in the studio. IT, for example, 
your amplifier is turned way up, you 
will have a very distorted sense of the 
level and sound quality thai is going to 
tape. Incidentally, when you have the 
option, set levels manually rather than 
rely on your camera's or VCR's auto- 
matic level control (ALC), While the 
ALC does its job well, sometimes it 
does it too well, boosting out-of-shot 
sounds in an attempt to keep the over- 
all levels equal. 

Ears and Eyes 

Microphones are your ears on the 
world. To use them properly, you need 

a general understanding of how they 
work. Very basically, a microphone 
changes physical sound waves into 
electrical impulses that can be recorded 
on tape. Like a pair of eyes, a micro- 
phone has a held of "vision" (called the 
directional pattern) and acuity (re- 
ferred to as frequency response, or 
sensitivity). 

The three general groups of direc- 
tional, or polar, patterns are omni- 
directional (equal sensitivity to sound 
coming from all directions), uni-dircc- 
lional (forward direction), and bi- 
directional (which picks up sounds in 
front and back, but not the sides). 
There are numerous pattern variations 
within each group. The more sensitive 
a mike is and the greater its frequency 
response, the better its recording fideli- 
ty. And after all, the point is to get an 
accurate representation of the sound 
to tape. * 



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There are. to say the least, a number 
of aesthetic choices involved in using 
microphones. The "sound picture" 
your microphone captures will give a 
tremendous amount of information to 
your audience. Tor example, using .1 
single microphone to capture sound 
and dialog in a room will give the sen tic 
effect of distance from the sound 
source, even when the camera is 
recording a close-up shot. If this is the 
effect you want, fine. It is rarely appro- 
priate, yet it is the technique used most 
often by inexperienced video makers, 
usually by default. 

All video cameras have an externa] 
microphone jack crying out for use. 
Radio Shack, as a low-end source, has 
a variety of inexpensive microphones 
that you can cot meet there, from 
lavahere (which von attach to the 
speaker's lapel) to shotgun (extremely 
uni-direciional) to PZM (an omni- 
directional type very useful for pick- 
ing up a wide field of sound from 
many sources simultaneously and 
accurately). As Mr. Natural said, "Get 
the right tool for lite job," The sound 



(or your sound recordist) control over 
level, tone, and placement of each 
source. 

Miking and mixing techniques can. 
for example, bring out specific charac- 
ter traits. In the television series In the 
Ileal of the Night, one hahit of Rod 
Steiger's sheriff character is loud and 
incessant gum chewing, which is 
recorded with a great deal of presence 
and mixed loudly with his dialog. By 
keeping that sound prominent in the 
final mix, the director is giving us a 
deep and subliminal insight into the 
character. The power of sound in video 
is simultaneously direct and subtle. 

The Guts of the Issue 

Good sound effects can evoke strong 
visceral responses from viewers; bad 
ones may induce unexpected diversion- 
ary raids on the kitchen, caused by 
viewer boredom. While dialog should 
usually be close-miked and recorded 
with the video (it is extremely difficult 
to replace dialog accurately), the natu- 
ral sounds of an event, as recorded live, 
generally do not accurately portray it. 



Sound Advice 

CERTAINLY THERE IS much more to 
producing good audio for your video 
presentation than can be adequately 
covered in a two-part article. A num- 
ber of excellent books are available 
on the subject. The following are my 
recommendations. 

Introduction to Professional Record- 
ing Techniques, by Bruce Bartfett 
(1987, Howard W. Sams), offers de- 
tailed information on everything for au- 
dio, including mike techniques and 
types. MIDI, location recording, sound 
effects, and sound quality, as well as 



SMPTE and syncing sound to video. 

While Gerald Miflerson's Video Pro- 
duction Handbook (1988, Focal Press) 
covers primarily video production, it 
also contains excellent information on 
audio as it relates to the whole. 

Finally. Sight, Sound, Motion: Ap- 
plied Media Aesthetics, by Herbert 
Zettl (1990, Wadsworth Publishing), 
is just what its title suggests. It 
demonstrates the effects that sound, 
imagery, and both of them in conjunc- 
tion have on the viewer, so that you 
can produce the results you intend. 



you record can he manipulated in 
post-production — given you have the 
resources — bm it is far better to get it 
right in the beginning. 

Manv kinds of microphones exhibit 
the proximity effect — a boost of the 
bass frequencies that are recorded — 
when they are placed close to the sound 
source. This could be the sound quality 
you want, but you won't even know 
what you're capturing unless you moni- 
tor. Recording a scene with multiple 
sound sources is best done with several 
microphones and a mixer, allowing you 



Sound effects are usually rerecorded 
and dubbed in at a later stage in post- 
production, and in this aspect your 
Amiga can be particularly helpful. 
Used with care, any of the eight-bit 
samplers on the market can do a fine 
job of recording, editing, and trigger- 
ing sound effects or even ambient 
sound tracks back into your audio. You 
need to use the same care and atten- 
tion to detail (mike placement, lone, 
and sound quality) when recording and 
preparing a sound-effect sample as you 
do when recording any other audio. 
(For more information on good sam- 
pling techniques, see "Now Hear 
This/' Dec. '90, p. 43.) 



It is far easier and more accurate to 
be able to digitally edit the sound and 
apply reverb, echo, elfects, and equal- 
ization (tone control) with software, 
rather than by cutting, splicing, and 
rerccording audio tape. The advent of 
12- and 16-bit audio for the Amiga — 
brought on. respectively, by SttttRize's 
AD 101 2 and AD516 boards— greatly 
expands the control, quality, and accu- 
racy, But more about that in our nexi 
installment. 

The task of getting the sounds to hit 
at the appropriate places in your video 
(synchronization) can be accomplished 
in a variety of ways. By far the easiest is 
to edit all the audio tracks to a multi- 
track tape recorder "locked" (made to 
run in sync) to the video edit master, 
and then to audio-dub the finished full 
soundtrack (sound, dialog, and music) 
to the edit master. 

As an alternative, you can add them 
on the fly, along with music, as an audio 
dub between two VCRs. Run the audio 
output of the source VCR (containing 
dialog and ambience) into one or two 
channels of a mixer; add the music 
source (MIDI, tape, sampler) and the 
Amiga's audio out and/or sampler 
output to other channels, and send the 
output to your recording VCR. 

At the appropriate times, you can 
nigger samples manually, by ARexx 
script, from a sequencer (particularly 
The Blue Ribbon So it tid Works Bars 
and Pipes Professional), or from one 
of the many multimedia authoring or 
presentation programs. (We'll discuss 
this process next month. In the mean- 
time, see "Amiga Talkies," 1992 Amiga- 
World Special Issue, p. nS, for more 
information.) 

You need not break the bank or your 
back to get good-quality, effective au- 
dio for your video. Trial and error 
and extreme attention to detail are 
required, however — even if you use the 
best and most extensive equipment. 

Come on back next month, when we 
consider the "heart" of the matter — 
music — and the often mind-bending 
task of putting it all together. ■ 

Michael Hanish uses an Amiga for video, 
graphics, and music ivilh both his perfor- 
mance group and his adult literacy stu- 
dents. He writes frequently on audio and 
video topics, 1 1 Hie to him c/o Amiga World 
Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 
03458, 



62 December 1992 



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to move forward or backward through 
the tape at various speeds via a Jog/Shut- 
tle control in the center of the screen. If 
you prefer, yott can use a joystick to con- 
trol the Jog/Shuttle action. The bottom 
of the screen displays messages, such as 
error messages or the action currently 
underway. Some options, such as Quit or 
Record, require you to click on a Con- 
firm button, which helps avert disasters. 

The Personal SFC allows for two types 
of single-frame recording: recording pre- 
viously generated images and recording 
frames as they are rendered by the Ami- 
ga. (1 recommend the former method, as 
it causes less wear on the VTR.) To start 
work, you access the Animation Se- 
quence List from the main interface. 
Phis screen consists of a list of images to 
be recorded and a toggle button that lets 
you select the display device to be used 
during the recording process. 

The Personal SFC is compatible with 
all current Amiga display devices, inc I tid- 
ing DCTV (Digital Creations) and the 
Video Toaster (NewTek). In addition, the 




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The Personal SFC's configuration screen 
specifies default options for each deck, 

Personal SFC software is capable of load- 
ing device-dependent images, as well as 
IFF and ANIM files. As the images are 
loaded, the program checks each one to 
make- sure it is a valid file, so thai the 
recording process will not be interrupted 
by a bad frame. 

You can load either single images or 
sequences of images. In the latter case, 
you have the option of recording the se- 
quence several times in a row, creating a 
looping animation. Once you've created 
the list, you can edit several parameters, 
such as the SMPTE start time of the 
frames and the number of times each 
frame is recorded, which makes pause 
creation easy. Additions and deletions to 
the sequence list are simple to make, ei- 
ther on a selected range or individual 
frames. Copy, cut, paste, and insert com- 
mands are available, as well as the ability 
to insert "null" frames, creating gaps in 
the recorded animation. When satisfied, 
you can save or print your list. 

As a final check before recording 
any frames, you can generate a small 
grayscale version of your animation with 
the Preview command. The software can 
also batch-convert images into IFF24 
files or Toaster ii amestores, which load 
much faster into the Toaster frame- 
buffers, speeding the recording process. 

Start the Flow 

Once the list is loaded and all the par- 
ameters are set, click on the Start button 
to begin the recording process. After 
this, it's just a matter of sitting back 
and letting the Amiga and the \TR do 
the work. When die job is complete, the 
controls on the main screen let you 
review the finished product. 

The Personal SFC has other functions, 
as well. Besides recording single (tames, 
it can grab frames from a previously 
recorded videotape in conjunction with 
a Video Toaster. You can also use the pro- 
gram to control a VTR for time-lapse 
photography or manual single-frame 



recording for stop-motion animations. 

The manual is short but well written, 
containing all the necessary information 
to run the Personal SFC, as well as details 
on many types of VTRs. It also contains 
some useful lips, such as a chart showing 
which types of files load the fastest on the 
various Amiga display devices. 

The Personal SFC worked flawlessly in 
my tests, making the job of recording an- 
imations to tape much easier. The soft- 
ware is very easy to use, and it took vir- 
tually no time to get up and running. 
The editing options on the Animation 
Sequence List make it simple to create 
the exact animation sequence you want. 
File- integrity checking and batch Tile 
conversion are nice added touches. In 
short, if you want to single-frame record 
animations to tape, the Personal SFC is 
an essential item. 

— Dave Thomas 



ChromaKey 11+ 

MicroSearch, $395. 

All models. 

External, RGB port or Video Toaster 

connection. 
Installation: moderate. 
Compatibility notes: external genlock 
or Video Toaster required. 



Combines live video over other 
video sources. 



Updates and new versions are com- 
monplace in this age of technology. 
In fact, many software vendors time the 

periods between updates more on the 
money aspects than on the new feature 
breakthroughs. Hardware vendors have 
a much more difficult time; (hey have to 
improve the features and remanufacture 
the product. So it's nice to see a good 
idea and a good product updated into a 
cost-effective and much improved piece 
of hardware. This is true with the new 
ChromaKey II + . The 5x6x1. 5-inch box 
is pretty much the same as the original, 
but die interior electronics and Hexiblity 
of working in conjuction with the Video 
Toaster (NewTek) are all new. 

First, a short review is in order: The 
purpose of a "key" is to place video (gen- 
erally live-action) over a background (ei- 
ther computer-generated or video 
footage). A genlock then mixes the two 
video signals together. For example, the 
Video Toaster's built-in luminance 
(luma) key lets you control the bright- 
ness level of the foreground video that 
is keyed out over the background image. 
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Introducing Visiona, a fully programmable real-time 24/32-bit 16.7 million color graphics card 
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Visiona is based on the powerful Inmos G300 GaAS graphics processor which runs at speeds 
up to 135 MHz and utilizes up to 4MB high-speed (20ns!) on-board memory. Visiona supports 
programmable screen resolutions of 1024 x 1024 pixels in 16,7 million colors up to an 
impressive 5792 x 5792 pixel monochrome resolution. 

Workbench-Emulator (included) allows you to open the Workbench (or any screen that uses 

the Intuition library) in resolutions up to 1280 x 1024! Visiona comes standard with many 
powerful utilities and several 24-bit color games! 

Optional Visiona TV-Paint software turns your Amiga into a professional quality 24-bit 16.7 
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move a specific color (generally blue, 
but sometimes green or red) from the 
foreground. 

Chroma keying is generally more con- 
trollable and produces better results 
than kiina keying. The critical aspect of 
keying is that the foreground subject 
must be properly lighted. Even diffused 
lighting on each of your subjects helps 
avoid shadows on the background 
(dropout) color. 

The Chroma Key 11+ comes with 
power supply, new manual, blue chro- 
ma-key background cloth, demo video, 
RGB-interface cable, and Video-Toaster 
cable. In addition, you can now use an 
SATIS or Hi-8 camcorder to input a 
chroma-separated signal into the Chro- 
maKcy II + 's S-VHS jack. Using only the 




ChromaKey 11+ lets you overlay video 
with video and transplant Los Angeles- 
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chroma information from this signal. 
you can achieve much cleaner edges on 
your foreground subject. However, my 
tests also showed very good (and im- 
proved) results without the S-VHS feed. 
For large projects, the manual suggests 
sources for obtaining additional blue 
cloth and Chroma Key Blue (or Ulti- 
mattc Blue) paint in case you need to 
cover a wall or props. 

The ChromaKey 11+ only keys live-ac- 
i ion video and may be used with or with- 
out the Toaster. For use without the 
Toaster, you hook up the Chroma Key's 
RGB cable between your Amiga and 
your genlock's RGB input. (The sup- 
plied RGB pass-through cable can be a 
very tight fit on some Amiga models.) 
You then connect your composite-video 
input (BNC connections) and the op- 
tional S-VHS video input. Be prepared: 
lb use the S-VHS input, you must open 
the ChromaKey's box and change a 
jumper; it is factory set for composite- 
only input. 

The controls on the box permit you to 
select your genlock alone or the Chro- 
maKey 11+ as composite output video. 



The slider bar lets you fine-tune the 
chroma levels that need to be keyed out. 
A Normal/Invert switch also selects be- 
tween a blue background or subject-area 

dropout . 

Blue Butter for Your Toast 

Video Toaster users will be very happy 
with the ChromaKey II + , as it gives 
them a choice between In ma and chroma 
keying and is controlled completely from 
the Switcher. The previous version of the 
ChromaKey allowed only live video to he 
keyed over computer graphics* Now, 
when used in conjunction with the Ibast- 
er, the ChromaKey 11+ can key live video 
over videotape footage. This type of con- 
nection, however, requires the special 
Video Toaster cable instead of the RGB 
pass-through cable. 

In most cases, you loop the Chroma- 
Key's composite video output through 
your time-base corrector (TBC) and into 
the Toaster's Video I input. The TBC is 
synchronized with the camera, and you 
are able to chroma-key over your video- 
tape playback background on the Toast- 
er's Video 2 input. The special Key Out 
cable is connected to either Video 3 or 
Video 4 input. 

After everything is connected to the 
Toaster, all controls on the box are by- 
passed, and you control the key effect via 
the Toasters Switcher interlace. The 
magic is done using the Art Card effect 
crouton (looks like a keyhole on Bank V 
of version 2.0) and the "Toaster's luma key. 

First, set the Program Bus to Video 1 
(camera), the Preview Bus to Video 2 
(tape playback), and the Overlay Bus to 
Video 3 or 4 (ChromaKey II + 's Key Out 
cable). Then select the Art Card effect 
and set the luminance key (scissors icon) 
If) while. At 000, your Toaster output will 
be live camera, and when you drag the 
T-bar down, the areas of blue will drop 
away to reveal the videotape back- 
ground. In elTect, the ChromaKey 11 + 
outputs a "key signal" that has been con- 
verted to black and white. By adjusting 
the luma key based on this live-action 
signal, you can obtain a clean chroma 
key over a Toaster video source. 

You can just as easily overlay a 'Toaster 
framestore by loading it into DVI or I)V2 
and then using it as your video-source 
background. In my tests, my partner and 
I took it a step further, as you can see by 
the accompanying picture. With a sec- 
ond Amiga and a genlock, we genlocked 
the Toaster's combined Program output 
with a computer animation over the lop 
(standard genlock). In this manner, we 
effectively layered a live-action person 
between videotape footage and a com- 
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character animation.) 

Outlay for the Overlay 

The ChromaKey II + 's key output has 
been improved. The additional abilities 
of receiving chroma in format ion from an 
S-VHS source and using the Video Toast- 
er to key over taped backgrounds have 
significantly enhanced the product. 
While the Chroma Key 11+ doesn't nec- 
essarily output a broadcast-safe signal. 
when used with the Toaster it shouldn't 
give you any problem with signal levels. 
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QVCS 1.1 

Quma, $129 

Hard -drive installable. 
Not copy protected. 
2.0 compatible. 
Accelerator compatible. 
Minimum system: 1MB RAM 
Recommended system: 1MB RAM, 
hard drive. 



Tracks versions of frequently 
revised files* 



/~\\CS LI (Quma Version Control Sys- 
vy tern) is the first commercial release of 
a version-control system lor the Amiga. 
Popular on other platforms, especially 
mainframe and mini computers, version- 
control systems allow you to keep track of 
all the changes made to a frequently re- 
vised file or a project's group of 11 lev 
iMost frequently, programmers and writ- 
ers tise such systems to keep a history of 
edits to their source code and docu- 
ments, respectively. As well as more ad- 
vanced commands, they typically pro- 
vide tools to store, retrieve, log, and 
identify revisions. 

On projects that involve multiple 
users, these systems are also used to me- 
diate access to files. A locking mecha- 
nism can ensure thai a file may only be 
edited by one person at a time, while a 
merge command allows consolidation 
of two separate sets of edits to the same 
File. A side benefit is that QVCS reduces 
disk -storage requirements, because it 
only stores the differences between re- 
visions, rather than storing even* revi- 
sion in a separate file. 

Widened Appeal 

Besides text files, QVCS also supports bi- 
nary files. In other words, anything that 



the Amiga can store in a file may be kept 
track of. This broadens QVCS's audience 
from writers and programmers to any- 
one who keeps updating files and needs 
lo retain access to old versions. It is use- 
ful, for example, to artists for graphics 
and animations, to musicians for MIDI 
songs and samples, and to desktop pub- 
lishers for groups of files that compose a 
manual. 

What handicaps this feature is the lack 
of a graphical user-interface alternative 
to the DOS commands. Most users are 
not programmers; novices may not 
know how to tise the command line in- 
terface at all. Besides, many seasoned 
users prefer to use the Workbench, and 
even programmers are starting to use it 
for development. 

QVCS consists of a group of M Ami- 
l>j[)()S commands. You can custom-tai- 
lor its default behavior via AmigaDOS 
environment variables and can later 
override most of these parameters by 
supplying optional command-line argu- 
ments when you're invoking a com- 
mand. All the commands provide 
complete on-line help. Once QVCS is 
correct!}' installed on your system (via a 
script file), you can type a command 
name with no arguments to invoke a 
usage description. 

To understand QVCS's operation, you 
need a i'cw key concepts. The first is work 
files. These are the files you edit with 
your application. Second, each work file 
has a corresponding log file, in which 
QVCS stores the work file's complete his- 
tory of edits and comments. You never 
directly edit these. Finally, the 14 QVCS 
commands manage the transfer to and 
from the log and work files along with 
other housekeeping chores. 

The two most important commands 
are cjput (lo check a work file into its log 
file) and qget (to retrieve a worklile from 
its log file). The other commands let you 
view log-file comments, merge revisions, 
delete revisions (while maintaining their 
edits), and much more. Together, these 
commands empower you to keep a grip 
on your project. 

Without exception, the ring-bound 
manual is complete, well organized, and 
highly informative, containing a table of 
contents, reference and tutorial chap- 
ters, appendices, a glossary, and an in- 
dex. The manual's page layout, on the 
other hand, needs improvement, The 
margins are much too narrow, and the 
lext-bodv font is also small. In combina- 
tion, these shortcomings add up to a 
cramped appearance. 

Only Game in Town? 

QVCS is very similar to the public-do- 



main Amiga version of UNIX's popular 
Revision Control System (RCS), which is 
available with full source code. How 
does QVCS stack up to RCS? The major 
difference is that QVCS supports both 
binary and text files, whereas RCS sup- 
ports text only. Apart from that, the two 
are very similar in operation, even shar- 
ing many command-line arguments and 
important key words (Author, Date, 
Header, Lock, Revision, and so on). 
QVCS, however, has a few more features, 
and its user interface and operation are- 
less cryptic and more polished than 
those of RCS. 

QVCS is a fully featured and \ veil -doc- 
umented revision-control system, and I 
am confident that it will do its job well. 
1 would like to see optional file-compres- 
sion support in the future, but the only 
valid complaints 1 have are the missing 
Workbench support and the manual's 
poor page layout. If you need binary-file 
support, QVCS is the only game in town. 
If you don't, and you can do without 
technical phone support, you might 
want to consider the public-domain .Ami- 
ga RCS as a cheaper alternative. 

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Blizzard Board 

Preferred Technologies, S259 (with OK). 

A500, A2000, A 1 000 with adapter. 
Internal, 68000 socket connection. 
Installation: Easy, except For A 1000. 



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The 68000 CPU is slowly going the 
way oft lie dinosaur as today's com- 
plex software tasks place a heavy burden 
on the 7-MHz board. Without speedier 
instruction processing, animations 
move sluggishly as they become more 
intricate, CAD programs take minutes 
to redraw screens, and detailed 3-D de- 
signs take hours to render. Fortunately, 
third-party developers are helping us 
break the 7-MHz barrier. Preferred 
Technologies' Blizzard Board is one 
such method. 

The Blizzard Board is a 14-MHz 
68000 CPU combined with a RAM ex- 
pander that can hold up to eight mega- 
bytes of RAM. Designed to install in the 
68000 socket of an Amiga 500 or 2000, 
it also works in Amiga 1000s thai have 
a 68000-socket extender (available at 
most electronic stores). The installation 
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center does the job. If you decide to 
tackle the project yourself, the installa- 
tion instructions are admirably com- 
plete, giving step-by-step descriptions 
of each procedure. The entire process 
took me roughly 20 minutes. 

Once properly seated, the Blizzard 
worked as promised. 1 could not see any 
appreciable difference in speed, howev- 
er, until I ran some games. Those games 
that can handle an increased clock speed 
really fly! It's like finding a whole new 
level, where everything has had too 
much caffeine. 

The Blizzard comeswith a utilities disk 
that lets you use the board at its maxi- 
mum potential. One utility is CLI-based, 
and the other runs from the Workbench. 
Both let you change the clock speed, test 
the RAM, and map Kickstart into RAM 
so that you can operate in shadow mode, 
as with '030 and '040 accelerators. This 
allows your applications to use system 
functions at the current clock speed. The 
utilities even let you copy Kickstart to 
disk, so that you can change to the latest 
ROMs while retaining access to previous 
versions of Kickstart without buying a 
ROM switcher. 

Only one problem detracted from the 
total satisfaction I got from watching my 
A500 do everything twice as fast. When 
1 instructed the software to reboot in 7- 
MHz mode, the system went down with 
a flashing power light and blank screen. 
I made a telephone call to Preferred 
Technologies and found out that the 
Blizzard relies on the ECS Agnus chip 
for switching modes. My A3 00 has the 
older Agnus. 

The representative told me that the 
problem had made it through the many 
development stages because most of the 
testers were using newer Ami gas. He 
did assure me that the problem was 
solved in the A 1000. He also warned 
me, however, that installing the Blizzard 
in the A1000 involves more than just 
plugging the board into a socket exten- 
der. The disk drive must cither be re- 
moved (using ICD's Shuftleboard), or 
the drive's mounting bracket has to be 
cut down to make enough room lor the 
Blizzard, 

I attempted to use the Blizzard and 
my A500's hard drive simultaneously 
(using a GVP HC8 Series II A2000 con- 
troller in CEV Design's X- Pander Chas- 
sis), but 1 had no luck. I suspect that my 
6 5 -watt power supply was just over- 
whelmed, but the Blizzard's manual 
does not say anything about the board's 
power consumption. The board I was us- 
ing had 4MB of fast RAM and 512K of 
shadow RAM. I'm sure that if the board 
was filled to its eight- megabyte capacity, 



the A500 would be at its peak power 
consumption. 

Aside from requiring the ECS Agnus 
for software switching of the clock speed, 
the Blizzard Board did everything the 
manual claimed. It performed at twice 
the AoOO's normal speed, allowed map- 
ping of Kickstart into RAM, and let me 
expand the system's RAM without touch- 
ing the slot under the A500. I recom- 
mend both Preferred Technologies for 
their courteous and honest support, and 
the Blizzard Board lor providing speed 
and RAM at a fair price. 

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Hand Scanner and 
Touch-Up 2.62. 

Merge-It 1.01, 

Scan & Save 1 .01 , 

and Tray. 

Migraph, $399 and S99, respectively. 

All models. 

External, parallel-port connection. 
Installation: easy. 
Hard drive-installable software. 
Not copy protected. 
2.0 compatible. 

Minimum system: 1MB RAM. 
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If you're looking for a low-cost scanning 
system, Migraph has a solution — the 
Migraph Hand Scanner with Scan & 
Save, Touch-Up, and Merge-It software. 
Fitting comfortably in your hand, the 
Migraph Hand Scanner has a 4.08-inch 
wide scanning head, enabling you to 
scan images from two to 14 inches long 
in monochrome. You can achieve resolu- 
tions of LOO, 200, 300, and 400 dots per 
inch (dpi), as well as adjust the scanner 
for line art or photographs. A darkness 
control is also provided. The scanner 
plugs into a small interface box, which in 
turn plugs into your parallel port. A 15- 
volt clc transformer provides power. 

Start Your Engine 

You activate the scanner hy pushing a 
button on its left side within ten seconds 
after you set your software, and you must 
keep the button depressed while you 
move the scanner down the page. Two 
small rollers in the scanners rear pro- 



vide stability, while a large roller in the 
front measures the scan length. A green 
LED on top of the scanner blinks when- 
ever you scan too fast, and a see-through 
window enables you to view your image 
while scanning. 

One megabyte of RAM is required, but 
more is recommended. Scanned images 
consume huge amounts of memoiy, and 
as the scanner has no on-board storage 
capabilities, the entire image must be 
transmitted to your computer's RAM. 
Each scanned dot uses one storage bit of 
RAM. Therefore, an 8x1 0-inch image 
scanned at 400 dpi would use about 1,6 
megabytes of space. 

Either Mi graph's Touch- Up or Scan 8c 
Save software can control the scanning 
process. Touch- 1..' p also oilers many edit- 
ing tools, as well as virtual-screen, cus- 
tom-screen, overscan, and PAL support. 
Scanned images are usually larger than 
your screen, so I recommend using at 
least an interlaced screen, if not overscan 
mode or a virtual screen. You can adjust 
page size by pixels, inches, or centime- 
ters. Both programs are forgiving of 
jerky scans. 

Power Steering 

The basic scanning process is straightfor- 
ward. With either Scan & Save or Touch- 
Up, adjust your page and clip sizes, scan 
length, and resolution. Set the scanner 
for line-art or halftone and fine-tune the 
darkness control. When the green LED 
comes on, press the button and start 
scanning. The unit automatically turns 
oil when you exceed the scan length or 
release the start button. 

The monochrome results appear on 
the screen a few moments later, ready to 
be saved or converted to a 16-shade 
grayscale IFF image. During conversion, 
each dot becomes part of a six-by-six cell 
that is then converted into a shade of 
gray, reducing the size of your original 
image by 'A.. The latest version of Touch- 
Up now supports eight-by-eight dither 
patterns, as used i it the Golden Image 
and Alpha Data scanners. 

While Scan 8c Save gets the image 
into your computer. Touch- Up lets you 
enhance it. You can scan your image 
into the page or a clip box, then cut, 
paste, fill, mirror, rotate, slant, stretch, 
compress, and distort it. Paint and 
drawing tools include spraying, creating 
boxes and circles, and drawing b-spline 
and Bezier curves. 

Also available are three dozen fill pat- 
terns and four writing modes: Replace, 
Transparent, Reverse Transparent, and 
Exclusive-Or. In addition, Touch-Up 
supports several formats, importing 
and exporting IFF, IMG, PCX, TIFF, •* 



84 December 1992 



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This time we pulled out all the stops. 

Until now, 3D modeling, 

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really 2D, enhanced with three 

viewing perspectives. 

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Unlike old programs, Caligari's 

direct manipulation actually 

mirrors the everyday world. 

Objects can be moved, rotated 

and scaled by simply pointing 

the mouse. No menus to access. 

Everything happens in real time. 

• 

In fact Caligari24 operates so 

much like the real world that 

you will be able to start creating 

and manipulating objects in 

minutes. Not just simple 

geometric objects. Organic 

Deformations, Point Editing and 

Extrusions can generate anything 

you can conceive. Of course your 

models are fully hierarchical. 



As animations go, you can easily 

animate a battalion of marching 

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You want Caligari24 because of 
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MacPaint, and Print Master files, plus 
exporting EPS, Degas, and GIF files. An 
IFF and grayscale viewer are included. 

Merge- 1 1 solves yet another part of the 
scanning puzzle. The biggest liability of 
hand scanners is their scanning width. 
Merge-Il lets you stitch together strips of 
a large document. To facilitate the merge 
process, you should use a scanning tray 
to guarantee straight scanning and a bet- 
ter match between strips. Made of hard 
molded plastic, Mi graph's tray has a 
built-in clear cover sheet, an 8V2X 1 1-inch 
grid sheet, and guide rails on each side. 
Using Merge- It is easy. Make two scans of 
your document, saving them as your left- 
and right-half images. Load them, select 
either one, and use the arrow keys to 
align the strips. Save the combination, 
and you have one image. 

Although I like all of these products 
and find them useful, I have a few nits. 
No pass- through is available on the scan- 
ner's interface box, and its design makes 
it difficult to fasten it permanently to 
your parallel port (or switch box). On the 
other and, the tray's cradle prevents you 
from quickly removing the scanner. The 
device's cable must pass through an eye- 




Migraph's hand scanner can give resolu- 
tions of up to 400 dpi. 

let in the cradle, so you can't remove the 
scanner without turning it off and dis- 
connecting it. The cradle provides a 
snug fit, so I don't see a need for en- 
closed eyelets. 

The software has inconsistencies, as 
well. Merge-It looks like an Amiga pro- 
gram, bin lacks pull-down menus and 



overscan support. Scan 8c Save doesn't 
recognize overscan or virtual and custom 
screens. While Scan 8c Save makes you 
specify the scan resolution by setting the 
scanner switch, 'lbuch-up lets you select 
the resolution through software. 

Pit Crew 

The scanners manual is a good effort, 
but there are too many addendums and 
Read_Me files for my taste. Scan & Save 
comes with only a Read_Me file. The 
Merge-It handbook is multiplatform, 
covering boll) the Amiga ami Atari. Last 
of all, I wish the manual provided more 
information about scanning theory and 
techniques. The best advice it gives is to 
scan, inspect, adjust, and rescan. 

If you need additional help, the Mi- 
graph staff is friendly and knowledge- 
able. They send bug-fix updates upon re- 
quest, have a generous upgrade policy, 
and are eager to hear your improvement 
suggestions. 

If you need scanning on a small-scale 
basis, you'll have a hard time beating this 
package. The price is fair, the features 
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Professional Digital Sound for 
Your Video, Music, and Radio 
Productions 




Finally, true CD quality 16 bit audio 
is available for your Amiga! SunRize's 
new AD5 16 gives you eight tracks, plus a 
time code reader and a DSP chip. Included 
with the AD516 is Studio 16™ version 2.0. 
This new release of our popular 16 bit 
editing software puts a complete sound 
studio on your desk! 




AD516 

The AD516 hardware pro- 
vides stereo in/out connectors, 
plus a SMPTE in. Just plug your 
VTR, CD player, radio, tape 
deck, or other audio source di- 
rectly in. Then record in stereo, 
direct to hard disk, with 16 bits 
at sampling rates up to 48,000 
samples per second. Plus, the 
A D51 6' s efficient design 
allows 8 track playback direct 
from hard disk. The AD516 can 
synchronize and chase SMPTE 
time code at 24, 25, 29.97, and 
30 fps (drop or non-drop frame). 
Designed to exceptional audio 
standards, the AD5I6 of- 
fer* 15Hz to 22KHz fre- 
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dynamic range. 

Video Production 

The Video Toaster goes a 
long way towards solving your video 
problems. But what about sound? Do you | 
want to do ADR or voice-overs? Do you 
need to synchronize background music with 
your productions? How do you add foot- 
steps, door knocks, and other 
sound effects to your video or 
animation? Do you need lo 
fade, cross fade, or eliminate 
sections of audio? Can you 
edit your audio, or arc you 
stuck with the first take? 
Studio 16 solves all these problems by 
turning your Amiga into a complete 
sound studio. With Studio 16's 
cue list and SMPTE support you 
can lock sounds frame accurately 
with your video. Audio triggers re- 
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you can slip your audio effects, trying 
at different spots. And since Studio 16 
plays directly off hard disk, the number of 
sounds you can trigger is unlimited. 

Mixer and Meters 

Each of Studio I6's eight tracks can be 
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Waveform Editor 

The Studio 16 sound editor graphs the 
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The AD516 includes a special sound 
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• An internal card which operates in any Amiga computer with a video slot. It is 
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* A true 24-bit frame buffer and display device with 16.H million colors available 
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• Lmcompromised, 24-bit highcr-than-broadcasl-quality, crystal -clear images 
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• Standard Amiga graphics and animations can appear in front of or behind 
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• Capable of double-buffered 24-bit and 15-bit animation in medium and tow 
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• "Patellc-Mappcd" design updates screen colors in real-time. Fade pictures in and 
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• Occupies the video slot of any Amiga computer. 

Technical Info 

• Double buffered full 24-bit 15-bit and 8-bit true color modes, 24-bit and 8-bit 
palette-mapped display modes, Dual Playficld and Overlay Priority stencil 
modes. 

• Priority mask definition specifies foreground/background areas in 24-bit images. 

• Microcode graphics processor for system control, priority switching, hardware 
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• 20ns video switch to freely mix Amiga and OpalVision graphics, 

• Equipped with 1 .5 MB of display RAM which leaves your Amiga's RAM free 
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• Expansion connectors for available Framegrabbcr/Qenlock and Scan-Rate 
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• Automatically self-configures for NTSC or PAL operation. 

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Everyone is excited about OpalPaint. In fact, nearly everyone who's spent any time 
using it says it's the best paint program on the Amiga. And with good reason. It's 
Fast. Real-time. Full 24-Bit. OpalPaint gives you complete control over 
Opal Vision's 16.8 million color palette. Includes a full-range of drawing tools and 
an expandable library of image-processing modes with adjustable parameters, 
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Complete video switching capabilities. Includes four S-VHS, four composite and 
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Perfect for desktop publishing and graphic arts applications. Qenerates flicker- free 
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Director 2.0 75,95 

Directory Opus 33 95 

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QuickTime . . • March! 

Q. I've been watching with great interest 
the new Quicktime animation format on the 
Macintosh, and want to do the same type of 
tiling on my Amiga, Is there any Quicktime 
soft : t a re for the Am iga , or perhaps an 
equivalent sound and animation player? 

J, Taylor 
Knoxuille^ Tennessee 

A. No, Quicktime remains at the mo- 
ment a Macintosh animation formal. 
Apple is willing to license its Quicktime 
code, although 1 haven't heard of anv 
movement toward it by any Amiga 
developers. (There is, however, a ru- 
mor that Quicktime will be supported 
by some Windows programs.) 

What makes Quicktime so desirable is 
its ability to combine audio with anima- 
tions and keep them synced together. 
On most Macs the Quicklime "film" is 
limited to a rather small window and a 
slow frame rate. However, don't count it 
out because of that, because many com- 
panies are developing hardware prod- 
ucts that make Quicktime animations 
run full speed as well as full screen. 

While there is as yet no "multimedia" 
anim formal for the Amiga, you can 
create animations with synced sound- 
tracks using a number of products. The 
new Scala Multimedia presentation 
software lias very strong animation and 
sound control, and demos I have seen 
show sounds being triggered at specific 
points in an animation. AmigaVision 
allows you to monitor the frames of an 
animation so you can wait for a specific 
frame before playing sounds. You can 
also make other products — like The 
Director and Can Do — perform similar 
tasks. However none of these actual ly 
create an animation file with the sound 
embedded in it. To achieve that, you 
must use other software. 

The first approach to this on the 
Amiga is the CDXL format developed 
by Caii Sassenrath for use with CDTV. 
CDXL is a technique used to transfer 
data from the CDROM into the coin- 



By Louis R. Wallace 

puter as fast as possible. Because one of 
the biggest drawbacks to data transfer 
on CDROM is the very slow seek time, 
CDXL was developed so that only one 
seek was required. CDXL files are es- 
sentially long data sequences placed on 
the CDROM in such a manner that 
once they are located, the computer 
merely reads data continuously. 

In the case of CDXL animations, 
these can have sound information 
interleaved between successive frames 
of an animation so that a CDXL anim 
player always has the sound and image 
available at the same lime. This tech- 
nique allows animations with sound to 
be played off the CDROM at rates of 
up to 15 frames per second. (To reach 
this frame rate, however, the images 
must be Vi screen, not full screen.) 

CDXL has a lot of promise, but its 
biggest drawback is thai the animation 
is not compressed. By using uncom- 
pressed animations, no time is wasted 
decompressing the images. This helps 
maintain the fastest frame rate off the 
disc, but uncompressed animations 
tend to be verv big, often reaching 
many megabytes in size. Because of 
this, CDXL is generally used only for 
CDROM applications, or where the 
application has a very large hard disk. 

At the World of Commodore show in 
Pasadena this fall, Axiom Software 
showed a new program called Anim 
Workshop. Developed by Cryogenic 
Software, this package allows the user 
to create, play, and then perform a 
wide variety of manipulations (scaling, 
formal conversion, etc.) on every frame 
of an Anim5 format animation. It gets 
even better if you have AS DCs AD Pro, 
as you can then use it to automatically 
manipulate and process all the frames 
in the animation. As powerful and 
useful as these abilities are, I he Anim 
Workshop has yet another feature that 
multimedia authors and animators will 
find extremely useful. It can generate a 
"multimedia" animation, which is 
simply an animation with an 8SYX 
digitized soundtrack incorporated 



within the frames of the animation. 

Anim Workshop's editor lets you 
specify at which frame of the animation 
you want the sound to begin playing 
and the sound channels to use (left, 
right, or stereo), as well as the priority 
of the sound. You can then save this 
new animation to disk, and when 
reloaded, it retains all the information, 
including the sound itself. Using it, I 
was able to create animations with 
sounds precisely synced to specified 
frames, which were nothing short of 
spectacular when played back. 

For more information on Anim 
Workshop, write or call Axiom Software 
at 1221 E. Center St. S.E., Rochester, 
MN 35904; telephone: 612/882-8136. 



AmigaVision 
Runtime Option 

Q. Is there is a runtime option for Amiga- 
Vision that can be licensed from Commo- 
dore? If so, how much would it cost? 

D.Jackson 
Akron, Ohio 

A. Yes, a runtime module was devel- 
oped for use with AmigaVision vl.7 
applications that were to be distributed 
commercial Iv. The royalties varied 
according to the price of the applica- 
tion, but were generally quite low. For 
more information on it, you should 
write to the CATS group ai Commo- 
dore's headquarters, 1200 Wilson 
Drive, West Chester PA 19380. By the 
time you read this, however, a new, 
greatly enhanced version of AmigaVi- 
sion will be available. AV Professional 
has been greatly expanded, with a 
parade of new features as long as your 
arm. I don't have room to list them this 
month, bin we will be covering AV 
Professional in a future issue of Amiga- 
World. One addition everyone will ap- 
preciate is the inclusion of a freely 
distributable runtime module that will 
let anyone use your AV flows, even if 
they don't have AmigaVision. ■ 



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Civilization 

By Peter Olafson 

YOU CAN PUT away IntersteTs Empire now. Warlords and 
Stellar Conflict, too. Civilization (MicroProse, $69.95) has ar- 
rived. If you have any appetite for conquer-the-world games, 
prepare to have it satisfied. This, my friends, is ii. 

Using a game system similar to Railroad Tycoon's, this Sid 
Meier confection has you leading a baud ofseulers at the dawn 
of time and gives von up to 6000 years to build a society — not 
just an empire — and crush tip to six neighbors under your heel. 

At the start, Civilization reminded me of a pretty version of 
Empire. But, unlike Empire, it's not simply a war game, al- 
though that's a good part of it. The cities you build and beat 
grind out a wide array of military units — from basic militia, 
knights, or riflemen to battleships and fighter planes, depend- 
ing on your technology level 

Even diplomats, ihose most delicate and deadly weapons, 
are at your disposal. But Civilization also permits you to build 
the cities themselves: a granary, a marketplace, a barracks, a 
library, the Pyramids — each with its own time and resource de- 
mands and effect on the quality of life. Charmingly; when each 
improvement is complete, the game cuts to a bank-camera view 
of the particular city — taking care to update construction meth- 
ods to the current era. When you do well, your people volun- 
teer to make improvements to your palace. 

Those are among the many nice touches. (Another is the 
"demographics" feature that ranks your civilization in a num- 
ber of abstract categories.) But here's the kev: Simultaneously, 
you have a passe! of scientists working, at your behest, on a 



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to the wheel to a cure for cancer It's the guts of the game — 
what pushes your envelope fonvard. Without science, you can 
make only such progress as you appropriate or trade for. With 
it, you can quite literally take your civilization into orbit. 

Naturally; this lends delightful depth both to the war game 
and the "life" game in Civilization. It's an extraordinarily rich 
simulation — one that matures and evolves as it progresses. 
You'll probably still be playing this a year from now. 

With MicroProse doing so many things right— the game i 



December: A time when fire-lit 
rooms resound with the glad cries 
of children. A time when the air is 
brisk with the promise of snow. And 
a time, naturally, when people 
cheat like the blue blazes at their 
Amiga games... with our help. Hey, 
it's not quite as non-"farnily value" 
oriented as swiping Monopoly 
money behind Mom's back; when 
you can't finish a game you've 
owned since 1987 (or even since 
November], dishonesty may be the 
best policy. 

A few caveats: I didn't collect 
these cheats myself — credit goes to 
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ful, so some may not work exactly 
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CRIB NOTES By fttcr Olafson 



the European version of the game. 

# There's apparently a way to 
collect an infinite stock of supplies 
in Deuteros [ActMsion, $39.95). Go 
to the surface stores and type Shift- 
C. You should be rewarded with a 
green screen. Now do it again, and 
never want for anything. 

■ I'm not sure whether this is a 
real cheat or just an oddity. In Agony 
[Psygnosis, $49.99), pressing F1 
places a sword beneath the owl, F2 
puts it above the owl, and F3 evi- 
dently increases the size of the 
blasts you fire. Hit F3 three times, 
and you'll earn an extra life. There. 
That is a cheat. 



•Typing GET MORDROC DIRK 
anytime during the game kicks 
Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp {Ready- 
Soft, S59.95) into auto-playing 
mode — a nice feature that'll show 
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RYDEXTER0, followed by a press of 
the Return key, should perform the 
same stunt in Space Ace II ($59.95). 

• The code BTTMNDHRCH takes 
you straight to Level IT in Amnios 
(Psygnosis, $49.99}. (Doesn't that 
look like shorthand or something?) 
SULPHATE will take you to Level 
100 in Atomino {Psy gnosis, $49.99). 

• The codes ZXSP and LVFT will 
take you to Levels 2 and 3, respec- 



tively, in Leander {Psy gnosis, 
$49.99). If you add the letters LTUS, 
you'll also have unlimited lives and 
access to any weapons in the game 
by using F1 to F5. 

# The cheat for Elf {Ocean, 
$49.95) is about as cute as the game 
itself. Type CHEAT on a screen in 
which there is talking. You'll be told 
to type in CHOROPOO, and when 
you do, you'll get 99 pets and your 
energy will return to a normal level. 
I think we could all use 99 pets, 
don't you? 

• Arkanoid ITs pretty old, but 
hell's bells, somebody sent me a let- 
ter asking for a cheat that I never 
got around to answering, and this is 
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looks and plays virtually the same as the IBM version, and the 
sound is substantial! v better — I feel a bit queer blasting the few 
points that go wrong. But there are too many Amiga-specific 
faux pas in Civilization to simply ignore. 

When booted from ils Workbench icon, the game gurus 
upon exit back to Workbench. (C LI -ignited games run fine.) 
If you're starting a game from scratch, you have to sit through 
a lengthy introduction that moves like a logging truck going 
uphill and cannot be interrupted. 

.After some half-do/en hard disk-installable games, Micro- 
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the program asked me if I wanted to install the four-disk game 
to the Speak:, Pipe:, and Aux: devices (among others) on my 
A30Q0. That, at least, was good for a laugh, 

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signs into the startup-sequence, it did so only after the line 
en deli >nih, which prevented them from taking effect when I 
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CRIB NOTES 



mess of cheats for this one. Typing 
DEBBIE S on the high-score screen 
gives you unlimited lives. When you 
croak, wait for the title screen to roll 
around, and then type DALEY-88, 
You'll be able to continue at the lev- 
el on which you kicked the bucket 
Or type MAGENTA, and during the 
game proper press S to skip levels, 
Try typing ROBOCOPPETER on 
this same screen for "continuous 
mode." I don't know what it is, but 
it sounds delightful. 

• I still get mail now and again 
about Psy gnosis' Baal — usually from 
people declaring that it is impossi- 
ble — and this is the first real cheat 



I've seen. Evidently the game has a 
built-in "trainer" {practice mode) you 
can access by typing LOVEBUNDLE 
in the high-score table. Hurrah, Of 
course, to manage that, you've got 
to be good enough to reach the 
high-score table. Boo . . . 

• You can make the marathon 
Midwinter {MtcroProse, $39.95} into 
a rather short, tidy game by picking 
up some dynamite and a hang glid- 
er and making for the enemy HQ. If 
you click on the start screen in the 
same spot every time, every game 
will be set up the same way, 

• Pit-Fighter {Domark, $39.95) 
has a level select. Just type LOB- 
STERS during the game and then 1, 




Nova 9 is waiting for you and your hovertank to liberate it. 

tra firepower or shields. One even produces a holographic twin 
decoy. You can also lay mines and (later) fire guided missiles. 

The graphics and sound effects are very well done. Every- 
thing is in bright color, with shading. My only complaint about 
the sound is the absence of engine noise, possibly due to the 
little Yugo two-cycle under the hood. (Without speed modules, 
the tank's pokiness cost me my life mote than once.) The frame 
rate is not bad until you run into a lot of action (hence the rec- 
ommended accelerator). For more speed, you can reduce the 
detail and activate wireframe mode, but then perspective be- 
comes tougher to judge. 

The designers apparently thought Nova 9 would be best as 
an arcade game and abandoned its potential as a sophisticated 
simulation. For example, you receive radar and damage status 
information but have no velocity and heading indicators. You 
cannot raise your cannon to train on fighters smart enough to 
slay above firing level, nor can you transfer shield power to 
weakened areas. Despite the simplicity, however, I was im- 
pressed by the clever setup of each planet, and the unknown 
weaknesses of the guardians. 

Although one megabyte of memory is required, you can play 
Nova 9 from Workbench. Hard-drive installation is a snap, but 
do check out the cool intro on floppies (only the second half 
played from my hard drive). 

*Io sum it tip, Nova 9 is a good sequel to a good game. It's 
a simulation leaning towards the arcade, but being slowed up 

* 98. 



2, or 3 for the one you want. C is 
supposed to take you to the cham- 
pionship level. 

• Rainbtrd's Enlightenment has 
secret levels. To reach them from 
the starting point, go left to the 
desert and continue left to the fire 
zone. Head to the upper-left corner 
and find some lava bearing a patch 
that resembles the Firewall spell. 
Walk on this patch — be quick about 
it — and you're on your way. 

•When the storyboard appears 
in Back to the Future III [Konami, 
S39.95), type in ROTTEN CHEAT for 
Level 1, LOUSY CHEAT to reach 
Level 2, and LOW DOWN CHEAT to 
reach Level 3. (Hold on a sec: You 



Continued on p J OS 



have to cheat to reach Level 17) 

* OK, OK, it's not a domestic re- 
lease at this writing, but Epic 
(S49.95), Ocean's space-combat 
game, had people on pins and nee- 
dles for about two years, and it 
seems only fair to give you the nine 
level codes: AURIGA, CEPHEUS, 
APUS, MUSCA, PYXIS, CETUS, FOR- 
NAX, CAELUM, and CORVUS, 

* Not a cheat, but just kinda 
weird: In Bard's Tale III: The Thief of 
Fate {Electronic Arts, $49.95), try 
out the word HAMBURGER on the 
guard at the Mad God's temple. 

*A few RPGs can be licked the 

easy way with some judicious disk 

Continued on p. 708. 



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by all the action. If there's a third installment, I hope it ['alls 

into one camp or the other. 

American Gladiators 
California Games II 
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The Carl Lewis Challenge 

By Peter Olafson 

THIS OLYMPIC YEAR lias brought a Hood of Games-type 
games for the Amiga: International Sports Challenge 
(ReadySoft, $49.95), The Carl Lewis Challenge {Psygnosis. 
$49.99), American Gladiators (GameTek, $39.95), and Cali- 
fornia Games II (Epyx, S39.95). One is top-notch. Two are just 
okay. One is a clog. 

International Sports Challenge 

The International Spoils Challenge is the hancls-clovvn win- 
ner in the current heat. Empire, the games European pub- 
lisher, seems to have set out to do a full-blown, white-hot 
version of the Summer Games. This worthy idea was beau- 
tifully executed across a nice range of sports: diving, swim- 
ming, shooting, cycling, show jumping, and a marathon, 
Yup. a marathon. ' 

Unlike man)' similar compilations, all the events here are lun 
and stylish — especially the cycling and show-jumping, which are 
carried off in a smooth, filled-polygon environment Shooting 
is the easiest (a matter of mouse control), and diving (matching 
the movements of a ball around a circle) is by far the toughest 
Nothing wrong with that; it should be tougher to do a given dive 
than simply pointing the joystick in a particular direction. 

While the prospect of a marathon worried me, you don't 
have to waggle a joystick for 26.2 miles, but only when you 
want to reset your runner's speed. It's a good strategy game, 
incorporating weather, refreshments, and separate times 
for each 10K segment, while permitting control of runner 
speed and rhythm and providing data on other stats. It's 
available only when you play a full slate of events, but it 
serves admirably to link them together — you drop back to 
the marathon after each event — and it makes them feel less 
like a set of little arcade games. Are there anv fouls?" Just one: 
This four-disk game doesn't install on a hard disk. 

The Carl Lewis Challenge 

In second place comes The Carl Lewis Challenge. The five 



CRIB NOTES 



From p. 104, 

swapping. Eye of the Beholder 
(Strategic Simulations, $49.95) is 
no exception. Make two copies of 
Disk 2, and play the game as you 
normally would with one of 
them — until you find secret pas- 
sages or unlock doors. Now, insert 
your other copy and play with it for 
a while— long enough at least for 
the data to be written to the disk. 
Then put the first disk back in and 
continue to play. So where's the 
cheat? Well, if you get stuck in the 



game, go back to the second copy, 
and you'll find that all the locked 
doors are now unlocked. 

• You can reach two special 
levels in UBl Soft's war game, Bat- 
tie Isle ($49.95), with the codes EU- 
ROP and STORM. 

*A few helping hands for flight 
sims: A simultaneous CTRL-ALT-R 
replenishes all your weapons in F- 
15 Strike Eagle II [MicroProse, 
S59.95). In F~29 Retaliator [Ocean, 
S19.99), sign up as THE DIDY MEN 
on the duty roster without hitting 
Return. Click on COLONEL, and 
now press Return. You've entered 



M 





International Sports Challenge puts you in the saddle for 
show-jumping and six other Olympic events. 

track-and-field events™ 1 00-meter sprint, 1 10-meter hurdles, 
javelin throw, long jump, and high jump — are all nicely done, 
though they have much in common. They're all played on sim- 
ilar screens, while each of the events in International Sports 
Challenge has its own distinctive world. 

Actually, the most original trick turned here is that you 
choose not only a control device, but also whether it controls 
your character's speed, rhythm, or "gearing" (how close you 
can come to hitting marks on the screen). Hal first you're un- 
comfortable playing The Carl Lewis Challenge, try, tiv again. 

Like ReadySoft/Empire, Psygnosis added a strategy compo- 
nent — a training module that you can play separately or with 
the events. Sad to say, it's best played once and then skipped 
forever. This is a pure numeric exercise in" which you adjust ten 
types of training in three areas over five weeks to bring each 
athelete's four stats to optimum levels. The human clement so 
present in ReadySoft's marathon is utterly absent here. It's 
more like being Carl Lewis's accountant than his trainer. 

American Gladiators 

A ways behind the leaders is American Gladiators, based on 
the cartoon-like TV show of the same name. It consists ofseven 
futuristic events, played either head-to-head or in tournament, 
and they're a rather mixed lot. The best — Assault, Atlasphere, 
and Pbwerball — look like miniature versions of the Bitmap 
Brother's Xenon orSpeedball. The worst air just too simplistic 
to be of enduring interest. (Then again, 1 found one of the sim- 
plest — a wall-climbing exercise — the most charming.) 

I hate games that make me plug a joystick into the mouse* 



the developer's test mode. Your 
stock of weapons is unlimited, and 
ENTER will bring you in for a nice 
smooth landing (unlike the nasty, 
firey type you've grown used to}. 

I'm not sure this will work on 
Strike Aces [Accolade) — the pro- 
gram was tweaked somewhat from 
its European release as Fighter 
Bomber — but give it a try anyway. 
Name your pilot BUCKAROO. You 
should be able to choose any mis- 
sion, and use the D key to head for 
your next target. 

9 Psygnosis' Blood Money is still 
an open wound for lots of Amiga 



gamers, and I can't resist twisting 
the knife a little. I couldn't get this 
trick to work, but it's reported that 
hitting HELP and then 1 or 2 during 
the game restores the respective 
supplies of lives and money 

•There's evidently a level-select 
hidden in The Blues Brothers (Vtus, 
$49.95). To reach it, type HOULQ on 
the character-selection screen. If the 
black background changes to ma- 
roon, the fix is in. To pick a level, sim- 
ply hit 1 to 6 and then the space bar. 

•That's all for this issue. Have 
some eggnog, and try these out. I'll 
see you next year. 



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port (as this one does), and the graphics on the final, most 
elaborate event — an obstacle course — were so ridden with 
glitches on the A3000 that it was impossible to play. But it's a 
very snappy- looking program — especially if you like fed, white, 
and blue — and tans of the show shouldn't be too disappointed. 

California Games II 

Finally, crawling across the finish line is the two-year-old Cal- 
ifornia Games II. CG II's battle for the title of "supreme dude" 
consists of five bland events — two of which are similar to those 
in the original game. It's very much an IBM conversion. The 
music is sharp, and the smooth movement on the title screen 
left me expecting great things, but the art is drab, the anima- 



tion mostly crude, and the excitement minimal. (And it doesn't 
run from hard drive or on the A3000.) 

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sometimes disappearing, and the comeuppance for inept play 
can be unnecessarily gory. The bodyboarding scene would be 
dull even if it were brief, and it's interminable. The snowboard- 
ing even! shows traces of Epyx's quiet sense of humor, but 
seems to permit cheating (by simply heading down the right- 
hand margin). The hang-gliding segment doesn't have enough 
room in its sky or enough options to keep you Hying. And the 
jet-skiing segment, though reasonably speedy, will take you 
back to those mediocre boat-racing games of two and three 
years ago. Leave this one on the bench. 



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By Peter Olafson 



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HERE'S A PARADOX for you. You hear about U.S. software 

companies trimming their agenda of Amiga game releases, 
and yet for the year since AmigaWorld's last games issue pro- 
duced standouts in virtually even - category, I was hard-pressed 
to pick only the ten best. (Okay, so I cheated and tossed in a 
couple of ties,) And next year is already shaping up to be a 
doozy — as the forthcoming Christinas crowd foreshadows. As 
a peek into the future, I've included a few wish-they-were-heres 
at the end of my annual top ten. 

10. Pinball Dreams (2ht Century, $39.95) Frighteningly 
real electronic pinball. 

9. Leander (Psygnosis, $49.99): Gorgeous-as-usual arcade- 
adventure Stuff from the masters, and even plavable. 

8. A tie: The Perfect General {Quantum Quality Pro- 
ductions, $59.93), RoboSport (Maxis, S59.95), and Battle Isle 
(UBl Soft, $49.95): The Amiga war game comes into its own. 
Make tanks, not love. 

7. Fighter Duel [Jaeger Software, $49.95) A spartan but ab- 
solutely silky WWII-era flight simulator — in interlace, no less. 

6. A tie: Might & Magic III (New World Computing, $59.95) 
and Ultima VI (Origin, S09.95): M&M III is a wonderfully 
pretty, exciting, amusing, and enchantingly large first-person 
role-playing game. U6 is quite simply the most detailed Amiga 
role-player ever created. Who says ports don't measure up to 
IBM originals? Beauts, both of them. 

5. Monkey Island II: LeChuck's Revenge (LucasArts, 
$59.95). Incredibly enough, it manages to go the original an- 
imated adventure one better. 

4. Gods (Konami, $39.95): England's Bitmap Brothers strike 
gold in this arcade-advent tire extravaganza. 

3. Knights of the Sky (MicroProse, $59.95): Take the feel 
of the dogfight mode from Wings and spread it over a 



whole flight sim and you've got KOTS. Simply brilliant. 

2. World Circuit (MicroProse, $59.95): Buy this. It is the 
best car-racing game on any computer ever. Buy this. (Did I 
tell you to buy this?) 

IOut of this World (Interplay, $59.95): Amiga Gold. A 
dazzling polygon-based arcade adventure from France's 
Delphine. (Wait 'til you see the followup to this one: 
Flashback.) 






/ ' ~-' r 



Honorable would-have-heen-mentioneds (if AW* had a three- 
week lead time instead of three months): Lure of the 
Temptress (animated graphic adventure, Konami), Heimdall 
(arcade-RPG, Virgin Games) and RoboCop 3D (first-person ar- 
cade, Ocean). □ 

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Mega-Lo-Mania 

Let me get the obligatory part over with first. This enjoyable AowerMon- 
ger clone won't be officially released here. (UBI Soft, which did the IBM ver- 
sion, found the Amiga version already widely available.) But you'd do well 
to pick up the English import from Sensible Software (about S40); it's very 
entertaining stuff. 

Essentially, this is PM with a more restricted environment— a series of 
nonflowtng, square-ish territories — and with data disks built in. (You're not 
restricted to feudal or WWI technology.) There's much more in the way of 
resource management, and the whole second disk consists of digitized voic- 
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to the level of PowerMonger in challenge or involvement — it's closer to 
Virgin's Realms — but it's nevertheless delightful in its own right. 



Air Force Commander 

Hey, nice game! If you'd gotten used to thinking of Impressions only as 

the developer of the rather shabby war games released here by Merit, think 

again. Air Force Commander (S59.95) is an excellent, highly playable game 

of air war over the Middle East. It features zoomable maps and loads of 

E scenarios (even the basic one provides a decent challenge), is quick- 



scrolling and preserves a point-and-click spirit. It's a bit like playing Psyg- 
nosis's Armour-Geddon in map mode, and I mean that as a compliment. A 
very pleasant surprise. 



Red Zone 

The red zone is the spot on the RPM dial that tells the driver when to 
shift gears or risk blowing the engine. Psygnosts blows its engine on this 
disastrous motorcycle-racing game. Red Zone (S49.99) is virtually uncon- 
trollable; you'll spend most of your time peeling yourself off barriers. It's 
not even that original an idea. (We've already seen Konami's filled-polygon 
motorcycle-racing game, Team Suzuki.) C'mon, this isn't like you guys. Too 
bad Psyclapse folded; Red Zone would have been perfect for it. 



Dojo Dan 

There's a whole cottage industry in Europe devoted to making this kind 
of happy platform romp. They look and play at least as well as anything 
you're likely to see on the 16-bit consoles, and Dojo Dan [Europress, about 
S36) is better than many. You steer cute little karate-kicking, headband- 
wearing Dan around a richly colored, 20-level landscape, battling almost 
equally cute enemies and picking up the usual energy-rich stuff that every- 
one leaves lying on the ground in these games. The graphics, sound, and 
animation are all sharp, and it runs on the A3000. The only discernible prob- 
lem with this one is a case of the cutes— which may put off some older 
gamers — and a banana-split-rich palette that occasionally makes sprites dif- 
ficult to pick out from the backdrop. 



Treasures of the Savage Frontier 

Treasures of the Savage Frontier [Strategic Simulations, S49.95) isn't a 
bad game if you have a fast machine with a hard disk or multiple floppies 
and can abide the garbage graphics, eternal combat, and the limits of SSI's 
creaky old gold-box system. SSI has been plowing roughly the same field 
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original ADfiD engine was not the greatest system to begin with. (It's so 
prominent you almost feel you're playing with the system, rather than play- 
ing the game.) It's time to hang the gold box up in the rafters and bring in 
a new boy. 

Now, that said, I must add that if you're a fan of this line of games, Trea- 
sures — which takes up where Gateway left off— probably won't let you 
down. The story does hold the interest, at least for a while, and it's nice to 
play from hard disk, which Gateway didn't support. 



Action Stations! Scenario Utility Disk 
The Perfect General: WWII Battle Set 
Bountiful Golf Course & Firestone 
Country Club 

Data disks. Ya love 'em, right? Just when a game seems played out, its 
little brother wanders in and adds some life to it — maybe even adds a fea- 
ture or sprays a nagging bug. We've been treated to a fair torrent of data 
disks in recent months, and none of them should go to waste. 

It's difficult to imagine anyone getting tired of Action Stations!, an ut- 
terly absorbing naval-combat simulation, but RAW Entertainment has 
brought out 13 scenarios (ranging from battleship standoffs and a hypo- 
thetical German amphibious invasion of Sevastopol), 28 new surface-ship 
classes (17 of them battleships), and three helpful utility programs. This 
goes beyond the call of duty; it's not just a scenario disk, but an upgrade — 
all for 321.95. 

The WWII Battleset (S34.95) actually makes Quantum Quality Produc- 
tions' superb wargame. The Perfect General, even better. The data disk 
gives the game a real-world handle with 15 scenarios, ranging from Pegasus 
Ridge to Guadalcanal to the Kasserine Pass. I'm playing these even more 
persistently than the original. 

Access has come out with two drop-dead gorgeous course disks (Boun- 
tiful Golf Course, $9.95; Firestone Country Club, $24.95) for its drop-dead 
gorgeous golf game. Links. Kinda tough to review golf scenarios (this is 
more to let you know they're out), but these two courses offer all the re- 
alism and beauty with which the original game abounded. 



Jaguar XJ220 



Vroom, vroom. The software house responsible for games like Virgin's 
excellent helt-sim Thunderhawk has come up with the fastest Outrun- 
type racing game yet. The scenery (lots of it) in Jaguar XJ220 {Core De- 
sign, about $40) justs blitzes by, the weather and road conditions (the 
fog looks great] lend a real hothouse feel, the tunes on the radio are Un- 
tenable, the whole thing is dressed to kill, and there's even a bloody ed- 
itor. (No hard disks need apply, unfortunately.) What, you don't possess 
this one already? 



Pit-Fighter 

Pit-Fighter [Domark, $39,95) was a supremely popular beat-'em-up in the 
arcades. It's an ugly old basher on the Amiga. It's easy to imagine the ap- 
peal of the original. You can choose among three fighters. (Guys, here's a 
fiver. Buy yourself a three-pack of T-shirts.) The playfield's depth lends a 
certain amount of strategy, a la Golden Axe, and you can pick up items (even 
motorcycles) to hurl at your opponents. 

The poorly digitized character graphics are only a couple of notches up 
from, say, Shinobi, and the game's samey look and limited options quickly 
turn monotonous; it's like playing Double Dragon without the scrolling 
backdrop. The mild flakiness of the manual — check out the description of 
the game's one female character — almost redeems it. 



116 December 1992 



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G A M E 



P K K S I! R V E 



Conflict: Korea 

You can't call Korean Conflict the forgotten war anymore. Strategic 
Simulations remembered it in Conflict: Korea ($19,95), and, as war games 
go, this successor to Red Lightning and Conflict Middle East isn't too bad. 
Sure, the graphics could use a serious facelift, and the scrolling does The 
Jerk even on fast machines, but it's a quick play {largely on account of a 
slick game system), a breeze to pick up, multifeatured and pretty tough. 
(On the first few turns, about all you can do is get out of the way of the 
Chinese.) 



GM Football 

(t looks like an Atari 800 game. It sounds like an Atari 300 game, tt plays 
like an Atari 800 game. This followup to BASIC Football does offer the 
agreeable abilities to scout players and draft teams head-to-head with com- 
puter opponents, and it does pay heed to in-game player stamina. 

Alas, the games themselves remind me of the old football game in which 
you placed the defense play over the offense play and turned on a light bulb 
underneath to see the result. The same combination of plays seems to pro- 
duce the same result time and time again. GM Football (Mahoney Software 
Products, $39.95) Is a 4th and 15 situation. Punt, coach! 



THE NEXT ROUND 



Manufacturers'/Distributors' Addresses 



COCKPIT PRO— Jaeger 
Software has given its popular 

FLIGHT SIMULATOR A PROMOTION. 

Fighter Duel Pro ($59.95) now 
offers 1 6 Allied and Axis air- 
craft, A REVIEW MODE, MULTIPLE 
BOGEYS, CATAPULT LAUNCHES, NEW 
LAND-BASED SCENERY, RUDDER-PEDAL 
SUPPORT, AND AN UNRESTRICTED 
PANORAMA. IT ALSO ALLOWS YOU TO 
CONNECT A SECOND AMIGA VIA THE 
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AND A $15 ADAPTER, PLUS, WITH A 
$15 ADAPTER YOU CAN CONNECT A 
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MAIN-FLIGHT AMIGA'S PARALLEL PORT, 
LETTING YOU RATTLE AN OPPONENT 
THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT WHILE 
WATCHING THE ACTION ON THE SLAVE 
SYSTEM. (RS# 101.) 

SWITCHEROO— Tired of 
playing unplug-and-change with 
your cables before you can play 
your new game? Check out the 
Amiga Smart Port (INTERACTIVE 
Digital Devices, $52.95), an auto- 
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switch. Leave rr in the "normal" 
position to use a three-button 
mouse. The accompanying Smart- 
portcal software helps you 
adjust the analog ports for 
maximum performance. (rs# 102.) 

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Three-Sixty has whipped rrs 
fighting forces into shape for the 
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Signature Edition ($79.95) and 
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latest Harpoon installment 
includes the version 1.3 of the 
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Sets 2, 3, AND 4, PLUS THE SCE- 
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you against a computer or 
human player on modifiable 
playing fields offering multiple 
terrain types. (rs# 103,) 

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21st Century Entertainment 
56B Milton Vark 
Abingtou, Oxfordshire 
England OX144RX 
0235-832939 

Access ' technologies 
PO Box 202 197 
Austin, XX 78720 
512/343-9564 

Accolade 

5300 Stevens Creek Blvd. 

San |ose f CA 95129 

408/985-1700 

Aciivision Studios 

11440 San Vincente Blvd., Suite 

500 

Los Angeles, CA 90049 

310/207-4500 

Adspec Programming 
1405 N. Klkworth Ave. 
POBox 13 
Salem, OH 44460 
2167337-3325 

Ambitious Technologies 
Oliver Praudtscb 
310/379-1425 

ASDG 

925 Stewart St 

Madison, WI 53713 

608/273-6585 

A-Squared Distributions 
6114 LaSalle Ave. 
Oakland, CA 94611 
415/339-0339 

Axiom Software 
1221 E. Center St. S.E. 
Rochester, MN 55904 
612/882-8136 

Bethesda Softworfcs 

15235 Shadv Grove Rd., Suite 

100 

Rockville.MD 20850 

301/926-8300 

Black Bell Systems 
398 Johnson Rd. 
Glasgow, MT 59230 
4067367-5513 
800/TK-AMIGA 

livte by Byte 

Arboretum Plaza II 

9442 Capitol of Texas Hwy. N. 

Suite 150 
Austin, TX 78759 
512/343-4357 

Centaur Development 

PO Box I Hio 

Redondo Beach. CA 90278 

310/542-2226 

( iommodore Business 

Machines 
1200 Wilson Drive 
WestChester, PA 19380 
215/431-9100 
215/436-4200 



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Tradewinds House 
691/71 A Ashbourne Rd. 
Derby DE3 3FS 
England 
382-297797 

Creati\e Computers 
4453 Redondo Beach Blvd. 
Uwndale.CA 90260 
800/872-8882 

CyberCall 

20 Cleveland Ave. 

Highland Bark, N| 08904 

908/249-0883 

( Jyberware 

8 Hams Court 

Monterey, CA 93940 

408/373-1441 

Digital Creations 
2865 Sunrise Blvd. 

Suite 103 
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 
9167344-4825 

Digital Mi cronies 
5674-P El Camino Real 
Carlsbad, CA 92008 
619/931-8554 

Domark Software 

Kerry House 51-57 

Lacy Rd.. Putney 

London SW1S 1 PR, England 

081-780-2224 

Distributed by Accolade 

Douglas and Snirgess 

730 Bryant St. 

San Francisco, CA 94107 

duBois Animation 

1012 N. Chant and Ave., Suite F 

I'.dmond, OK 73034 
405/348-4070 

Dynamix 

99 W. 10th St., Suite 224 

Eugene, OR 97401 

503/343-0772 

Elan Design 
POBox 3136 

Half Moon Bav.CA 94019 
415/726-5097 

Electric Crayon Studios 
3624 N. 64th St 
Milwaukee. Wl 53216 
414/444-9981 

Electronic Arts 

L450 Fashion Island Blvd. 

San Mateo. CA 94404 

415/571-7171 

800/245-4525 

Epyx 

500Allerton 

Redwood City, CA 94003 

415/368-3200 * 



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Euphonies 

2685 Burnside Rd. 

Sebastopol, (A 05472 

707/823-1880 

Europress Software 
Europa House 
Adlington Park 
Macclesfield SK104NP 

Cheshire 
England 
0625-859333 

Fred Mack 
3820 Detjen St. 
Fremont, CA 94538 

510/651-5123 

Frost Byte Systems 

PO Box 4 HI, Station I) 
Toronto, Ont. 
Canada MOP SKI 

4167769-7516 

Gamelek 

2999 NE 191 St. 

N. Miami Beach, FL 33180 

Cold Disk 

5155 Spectrum Way, Unit 5 

Mississauga, Ont, 

Canada L4W5A1 

416/602-4000 

800/GOLDDSK 

Gramma Software 
17730 15th Ave, ISLE. 

Suite 223 
Seattle. WA 98155 
2067363-6417 

Great Valley Products 

600 Clark Ave. 

Kingot Prussia, PA 19406 

215/337-8770 

Hyper Media Concepts 

5200 Washington Aw.. Suite 226 

Racine. \V1 33406 

414/632-3766 

ICD 

1220 Rock St 
Rockford, IL 61101 
815/968-2228 
800/373-7700 

Image Works 
Irwin House 
IlSSouthwark 
London SE1 0SW 
71-928-1454 

Impressions Software 
7 Melrose Drive 
Fiamingham, GT 06032 

203/676-9002 

Impulse 

8416 Xerxes Ave. N. 

Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 
612/425-6557 



InnoVLston Technology 
1933 Davis St. 

San Leandro, GA 94577 
M5/03K-8432 

INOVAtronics 
B499 Greenville Ave. 

Suite 209B 
Dallas, TX 75231 
214/340-4991 

Interactive Digital Devices 
2238 Nantucket Court 
Marietta, GA 30066 
404/516-0248 

Interplay Productions 
17922 Fitch- Ave 
Irvine, CA 92714 
714/553-6655 

faeger Software 
7800 White ClifTTerrace 
Rockvilie, Ml) 20855 
301/948-6802 

Konamt 

900 Deerfield Pkwy. 

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 

708/215-5100 

lAicasArts Games 
POBox 10307 
San Rafeel,CA 94912 
415/721-3300 

800/782-7027 

Mahoney Software Products 
PC) Box 2962 

Newport News. VA 23609 
804/591-7225 

Maxis Software 

Two Theatre Square. Suite 230 

Orinda, CA 94 303 

510/254-9700 

Merit Software 
13635 Gamma Rd. 
Dallas. TX 75244 
211385-2353 

MtcroProse Software 
iso Lakefront Drive 
llimi Valley, Ml) 21030 
301/771-1151 

MicroSearch 

9896 Southwest Freeway 

Houston, TX 77074 

71 '.988-2818 

Mi graph 

32700 Pacific Hwy., Suite 12 

Federal Way, WA 98003 

2067838-4677 

Nov Horizons Software 
206 Wild Basin Rd.. Suite 109 
Austin, TX 7S746 
512/328-6650 

NewTek 

215 s.K. 8th St 

Tbpeka, KS 66603 

913/354-1146 

800/848-8934 



New World Computing 

Distributed by Electronic Arts 

Nov age n 

Distributed by Hetliesda Soliworks 

Nuik-us I t<< tronit s 
POBox 1025 
Nobleton., Ont. 
Canada LOG 1N0 
4167859-5218 

Ocean Software 

Distributed In Electrons Arts 

( >rigi» Systems 
110 Wild Basin Rd. 

Suite 330 
Austin, TX 78746 
512/328-5490 

Pacifu Digital 
6 Stetson Dr. 
Kentlield, CA 94904 

415/457-8148 

Pblhemus 
PC) Box 560 

Colchester, VT 054 16 
802/655-3159 

Preferred Technologies 

14540 Last Belt wood Pkwy. 
Dallas, Texas 75244 
214/702-9191 
800/878-0010 

Psvgnosis 

29 St. Man's Court 
Brookline, MA 02146 
617/731-355$ 

Quantum Quality Productions 
1046 River Ave. ' 
l-'letnington. \| 08822 
908 788-2799' 

Quma Software 

20 Warren Manor Conn 

Cockevsville. MD 21030 

41CV666-5922 

Rainbird 

Out of business 

RAW Entertainment 
3027 Marina Bay Drive 

Suite 1 10 
League City, TX 77573 

713/538-3399 

RCS Management 
ISOMcGillSt 
Montreal, Que. 
Canada H2Y2E5 

514/288-7825 

KeadySoft 

30 Wertheim Court, Unit 2 
Richmond Hill, Onl. 
Canada 1. 4 B 1B9 
416/731-4175 

SAS Institute 
SAS Campus Drive 

Carv.SC 275 1 3 



Sea la 

12110 Sunset Hills Rd, 

Suite 100 
Reston.VA 22090 
703/709^8043 

Science Accessories 

200 W. u von Blvd. 
Stratford, CT 06497 
203/386-9978 

Sensible Software 
Distributed by Image Works 

Soft-Logik Publishing 
11131 South Ibwnc St). 

Suite F 
Si. Lou is, MO 63 1 23 
314/894-8608 

Springer-Verlag 

175 5th Ave. 

New York, NY 1 00 10 

212/460-1500 

Strategic Simulations 

675 All minor Ave., Suite 201 
Sunn wale, CA 94086 
! 08 737-6800 

SunRize Industries 
2959 S. Winchester Brvd 

Suite 204 
Campbell, CA 95008 
108/371-4962 

I he Bine Ribbon SmindWbrks 
1293 Briardalc Uuie N.E. 
Atlanta, GA 30306 

401/377-1514 

Three-Sixty 

Distributed b\ Electronic Vrts 

Titus Software 

2Srer Avenue de Versailles 

93220 Gagny 

France 

UBt Soft 

Distributed by Electronic Arts 

US Gold 

Distributed by Accolade 

\ iewpoinf 

87o WeM Center 

< Jiviik L'T 84057 
So |. 22 1-2222 

Virgin Games 

18061 Fitch Ave,. Suite C 
Irvine, CA 9271 1 

714 833-8710 

Walt Disney Computer Software 
500 S. Buena Vista St 
Buibank. CA 91321 
818567-5360 

Walter Foster 
130 W. Sixth St. 
Tusrin,CA 92680 
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A continuing scries 

of lips, techniques, 

and tricks for 

creating more 

imaginative Amiga 

graphics. 



By Joel Hagen 



Virtual Portraits 
For Holiday Gifts 



FVKR GIYK A present to the person 
who has everything arid watch thai 
jaded look creep slowly across his lace 
as he stammers out a polite thank you? 
Well, next time try giving the hard case 
on your shopping list a nicely framed 
"photograph" of something that never 
happened to pique his interest. Your 
Amiga and a lew simple software l ricks 
can help you create a virtual portrait as 
a unique gift for any holiday occasion. 
By way of example, the illustration 
accompanying this column shows me 
on the right, my father on the left, 
and his father between us. We are 
standing on a Denver street my father 
knew well in the late 1930s. Ihc 
framed copy of this photo that I gave 
him for Father's Day was so convinc- 
ing that he was baffled as to how and 
when it could have been shot. This 
column will explore basic computer- 
painting techniques you can use to 
craft such a gift. 

The Willing Suspension 
Of Disbelief 

To create a virtual portrait, you must 
maintain the illusion that it is a real 
photo, although the subjects never met 
in the same time and space. Good 
judgment and care at each phase are 
important to preserve this illusion. 

The most important step is die ini- 
tial selection of images. If you can find 
photos with similar lighting, sharpness, 
and contrast, your job of composition 
will be much easier. The direction of 
the light is not as important as the 
angle of light and shadow, because 
images can later be (lipped to match 
directions. Images of different sizes can 
also be scaled later, but never enlarge a 
captured image to match other Figures; 
instead, shrink the larger ones. 

Use a scanner or video digitizer to 
capture photographs in the highest 
resolution your software and memory 
permit. If you work in color, use a 
mode that offers the greatest number 
of colors to preserve as much detail as 
possible. It is the nature of this project 



that some source images may be black 
and while. Be open to black and white 
as a Final image format; it can often be 
more dramatic than color. 

Let's look at just a few of the many 
possible compositing techniques in 
three paint programs: DeluxePaint 
(Electronic Arts), DCTV Paint (Digital 
Creations), and Digi-Paint [NewTek). 
(To locate the vendors of products men- 
tioned, see the "Manufacturers*/ Distribu- 
tors' Addresses" list on p. 117.) 

In DeluxePaint high resolution, a 
black-and-white image takes up the 
entire palette with the 16 grays of 
native Amiga display. Reduce each 
image to 15 grays by using Change 
Color BG>FG to change all value- 15 
white to value- 14 gray. Then select the 
unused color as the right-mouse-button 
background color. Carefully paint with 
this color around each Figure to isolate 
it as precisely as possible. I .etting the 
unused background color be transpar- 
ent, pick up the Figure as a brush and 
place it in the background image. 

If the Figure does not appear to 
blend in smoothly, switch to the spare 
screen, select the unused color with the 
left button, and press the o key to 
outline the figure brush in that color. 
Clear the screen to black, stamp the 
figure on the screen, and bring up the 
Stencil requester. Lock the unused 
color, select Make Stencil, return to the 
screen, and clear it again to black — 
leaving only the protected outline. Free 
the stencil, pick tip the outline as a 
brush, and press the o key again to 
thicken the line. 

Return with this brush to the image in 
progress, select Smooth mode, and 
position the outline precisely over the 
edge of the figure. Press the left button 
to smooth the entire border of the fig- 
ure into the surrounding background. 
Repeat this process for each figure to 
achieve a look of smooth integration. 
(For more on DRiini compositing tricks. 
see "Accent" #21, Nov. '90, p. 66.) 

Not by DPaint Alone 

With DC1Y Paint or Digi-Paint. there is 
an easy way to assemble multiple images 



120 December 1992 



These sleight-of-hand compositing 

tricks will yield some out-of-the-ordinary gift ideas 

designed to keep em guessing! 



using the Rub-Through mode. In DCIY, 
load the background image and then hit 
die j key to switch to the spare screen. 
Load the figure to this spare screen. Use 
the Scissors tool with Freehand Line to 
cut out the figure as a brush. You can be 
quite sloppy in cutting the figure— just 
be sure to cut outside the figure itself. 
Press the j key to net urn to the back- 
ground image and then (shilt)-J to copv 
the background to the spate screen. 
Ibsitioti the figure brush on the back- 
ground (use the Tack tool if needed to 
get the brush) and press the Paste button 
to stamp it in place. 

Next, click the Brush tool, and then 
select Solid and Rub Through mode. 
Use different brush sizes with the dot- 
ted-line tool to carefully clean up the 
edges. Rub Through mode pulls the 
clean background through your brush 
strokes from the spare screen. Use 
Undo if you make a mistake. Experi- 
ment with How rates around 10% at the 
border of the figure for a soft edge. Foi 
final touch-up, use Smooth and Blend 
modes at a hiYA flow rale to eliminate 
the "cut-out" look. Repeat this process 
for each new image element. This is an 
excellent way to composite multiple 
images in full -color high resolution. 

You can use Digi -Paint and follow 
the above instructions almost word for 
word to get similar results in lower 
resolutions. While Digi-Riint is usually 
thought of as a HAM program, the 
procedure outlined above is particular- 
ly powerful in black and white. To 
eliminate artifacting, load the palette 
from the gray-scale image and turn 
Dither oil before using Rub Through. 
Also, try experimenting with Digi- 
Paint's transparency controls for a soft- 
edge rub through; keep the center 
transparency slider at the top and the 
edge slider at the bottom. 

If it is necessary to do any color or 
contrast balancing on the images, do 
so with AD Pro (ASDG) or Imagemas- 
ter (Black Belt Systems) prior to assem- 
bly if possible. Experiment with satura- 
tion, contrast, gamma, and brightness 




as needed. You might even try blurring 
or sharpening an image to achieve 
uniformity with others. 

Output to a film recorder such as the 
Polaroid CI-S000 linked to AD Pro, or 
simply use a camera to shoot the moni- 
tor in a dark room. Laser printout can 
he quite effective, too. I use AD Pro's 
PostScript output to a NEC Silent writ- 
er. I also like AD Pros Pref printer 
output using Floyd, density 4, with a 
gamma correction of +36. You can also 
send your image out on disk to a ser- 
vice bureau to be converted into a 
high-quality photograph. Check ads in 
the "InfoMarket" section o£ Amiga- 
World to find some of these services, ■ 

Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, 
astronomy, science fiction, and software 
development. Write to him at 1 05 12 
Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95.361. Please 
include a stamped, self-addressed envelope 
jot a reply* 



In "Three Generatio 
(above), grandfather, father 
and son meet in a composite 
virtual portrait. The 16-color 
black-and-white palette 
was manually altered to 
sepia tones. 




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Cubus ■ a 3-dimensiona' Tetris typo game (rotate and move in 3 dimensions). 
Hys^er Du - Colors and pattern rather than shape in this Tetns-esque game: 
5 screens and 3 levels of diflicully. Requires Fat Agnus (1 Meg of Chip) 
FD67: Arcade - Indudes Llamatron a well-done Rabotron" done Hate is a 
"terrific* commercial grade Zaxxon clone with multiple levels worlds and 
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WB4:Telocommumnlcation - This disk contains several excellent pd com- 
munication programs designed to gel you on line quickly and easily. Access 
(1,42) - A very nice ANSI term program. Comm (1,34) - Latest version of 
one of the best public oomaln communications programs over made ot Ihe 
Amiga, Handshake (2. 1 2a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 ' 1 00/1 02/220 
WB5: Fonts #1- Several fonts (35) for the Amiga, also included are live 
PageStream fonts.and ShowFont - a font display program. 
WB6: Fonts #2 ShowFont(4.0) This program allows you to quickly and 
oamlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font. Large Amiga Dos system 
fonts (many up to 56pts). 

WB7: Clip Art - This disk is loaded with black and white dip art. Art 
includes, trees, watches, tools, US and Slate maps, and more, 
WB9: Icons - Truly a multitude ol various types and kinds. Also includes 
iconMiesier. IconLab, and others great utilities to help generate icons. 
WB10: Virus Killers The latest and best VirusX(4 0). Kv(2 1). and 
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Wail: Business - Cierki.* 0>. 'natty a lull featured business accounting PD 
program (or mo small lo medium company includes receivables, payables, 
end ol month and uch more. 

WBT2; Disk Ulllltle* ■ This great ttisfc is loaded wslh wonderful uti ites for 
cvorylh rvg including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, 
CiSk and file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts o! tiki manipula- 
tion. A must nave 1 

WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 oiilorcnt drivers, and if 
tnese don't do it, with PrtDrvGeri you can make your own 
VVB15: Business • This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a 
projecMime management program and financial analysis (stocks! 
WBlfi; Business This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis 
program, a groat calendar/scheduler, a rolode* program, and pennywise a 
good "Cash Book" accounting icr homo or oft ice. 

WB18: Word Text Processors This disk contains ihe best editors. 
Includes. TentPlus (v2,2e) a full featured word procejsor. Dme(vl.35) a 
great programmers editor with strong macro features, Te*ED(v2 .8) an 
enhanced Emacs type editor, ard a soeH checker. 

WB22: Fonts #3 - Several more great fonts. These, Ute me omcr font desks 
work great with Dpamt and WYSIWYG word processors 
WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Plot (20b) a three dimensional mathemati- 
cal fund ion plotter. Can plot any user defined furtciion, BeiSurf2 ■ produce 
awesome pic lures ol objects cne could turn on a lathe Can also map iff 
imago t fes onto any surface thai n can draw. Now compat.ble with most 3D 
packages, and VScreen ■ makes a virtual screen anywnere. great tor DTP! 
WB25: Educational On this disk are two programs thai can generate maps 
of diNenng (ypes. World Daia Base uses the CIA s dafa base to generate 
detailed maps of any entered user global coordmaies Also Paradox a great 
demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity. 



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WB26: Disk Utilities 92 - MrBackup, KwickSackup - two well done utilities 
to do hardd'sk and floppy disk backups. FMeMast - a binary Me editor. 
Labelpnnier - Disk label printer with very powerful features 
WB27: Nagel ■ 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of boautilul women. 
WB29: Graphics and Sound This disk has several diflerent Mandelbrot 
type programs tor generating stunning graohes Includes. Ma ndel Mountains 
- a realistic terrain generator, Fraogen - generated recursive fractals from 
user input Mandelbrot and Tmandel - (wo fast mandetbrot generators, also 
Mostra - the best IFF display program to date, wl. dspay ALL iFFs includ- 
ing Dyramc HAM, and Sound - a great IFF sound player, will play anything. 
WB33:Clreult Board Design - several terrific routines lor the electronic 
enthusiast, Including PCBtogi - a circuit board design tool, Log.cLab - circuit 
logic tester, and Mead (1.26) a well done new release ol this PD CAD pro 
gram, now comes with predrawn common circuit compononis tor insertion 
mlo schema lies 

WB34: Utilities - Several wel' done utilities, some will require moderate 
knowledge ot a CLI or Shell for setup. Chatter Bo* - ths one will play any 
user defined sound after any event (ie. disk insert, mouse dick. d:sk 
removal .). . Artm - The Amiga real brna monitor, gives you lull control of the 
Amiga OS. very powerful program. Helper - help program to make learning 
the CLI easier, and more 1 

WB35: 3D Graphics - This dis* contains several neat programs to use with 
your 3d modeling raylracing programs 3d Fonts - Full vector torn sol for use 
with 3d programs, FontMaker • mate 3d fonts from any sysiem lent. 
Make30Shape - create 3d shapes from any image. DumpfolPF - create 3d 
ammatons preserves paflet. ar>d Worid3d ■ a demo program of a front end 
lor use wim D KB Render. 

WB36: Graphics On mis disk are se/e*aT proe/ams to create stunning 
graphical images including, MPath creates swirling gaaiy images. Ptoses - 
produce an unlimited numoer af variations of images that a symmetrically 
similar to a rose, SimGen - display those spectacular images as pan of your 
workbenck screen, and Ray Shade - a very good rayt racing program, create 
your own beautiful 3d graphic models win this onel 

WB37: Educational - Educational games and puzzles thai cover math. 
geography, spelling, and books Ages 6 15 

WB38: Plolting and Graphics - Plotxy is a powerful full featured plotting 
package Used by many colleges and universities. A welcome addition to 
our library" Highly recommended, Plans ■ a incredibly well done Computer 
Aided Drafting program, very lull featured. Tessalator - a program that 
helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C. Ecsher typo pictures. 
WB40: Music 'CD on a dish*. 90 minutes ol modem music on this well 
presented collection Requires2dnvesorHD. 

WB41: Music • MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor. 
Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga Similar to 
SoundTracker but better Very powerful easy to use program Version 3.20, 
which s compatable with W32 04 

WB43: Business - This d^k contains AnaiytrCalc ■ probabry the most pow- 
erful spreadsheet program ontheAmiga.A full lea lured spreadsheet with 
many features expected in a commercial package. Rec 1 .2 MB of memory I 
WB4G: Clip Art - HighRes c ip art with the following motils - embellish- 
ments (borders, dodads }, people, and transportation. 

WB47: Clip Art HighRes clip art wdh the toilowlng mollis ■ hair, drafting, 
summer, animals and macfood 

WB4S; Clip Art HighRes c ip art with the following mollis - Holidays, 
music, medical, and ms; 

WB49 ABC: Animation Sampler - On itrs three d>sk sampler set (counts as 
two disksf are some of the best animations that have been created over tne 
tast three years, Several examples of "Movie" type animations some with 
spectacular ray traced reality (coolroby, watcn. spool and egg I, Also several 
european style or "Demo" animation with incredible graphics and outstand- 
ing electronic music (akniight. copersine. doc. dps20t0. impact, and logode- 
mo) These truly show off the creative edge of an Amiga i 
WB50: Animation - Seven of the best european style an:ma:;o"£ cr 
*Demcs", including - scientific 451, subway (a US entrant, also our 
favonte), sunride, thrstdemo, Fight, waves, and woow 
WB53: Graphics ■ Raytraanc programs generate absolutely stunning real- 
istic looking pianos, rockets, biddings.... and surreal images often consisting 
of highly polished spheres and objects. C-Ught is the most powerful EASY- 
TO-USE ol it's kind we have seen to dale This is easily better, and more 
lull featured, lhan similar commercial programs costing in Ihe hundreds of 
dollars. Also, sMovie - a full featured video texl tiller similar to Pro Video, 
Broadcast Titier. Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... 
WB54: Printing - This disk contains several routines 10 help with the chore 
of printing Includes Gothic - RnaJya Banner printer for the PD 1 PmfStJda 
-a well implemented all-purpose printer- utility with a very comfortable graph- 
ic interface and many advanced features. Liia - wtrt ease, pnnt ASCH tiles to 
a PostScript printer, and many more. 



WB55; Application XCopylil - a full featured disk copier, make backups 
of copy protected disks RoadRoule - find the quickest 'Oute Iron one oty lo 
another, highway description included Diary - a dary program like *Dougy 
Howard M D\ Cal ■ a calendar program, Mag-nan - a database tailored to 
maintain records on articles and publications. 

WB57: Animation This disk has several "Demo" style animations. 
Including. Blitter, Lolly. Sun5, vertigo, vortex, and xenmqrph 
WB62: Midi Utilities ■ Several usefjl midi utilities including, programs lo 
transfer lo and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex hartder. a 
midi recorder with timebase, d-splay midi into tile sequence player, and a 
few scores 

WB63; Disk Utilities #3 Several highly recommended programs to aid In 
removing duplicate hies from your hard drive, perlorming tile backups. 
Binary editing, fast formatting Me recovery, disk track recovery, and forced 
DISK VALIDATION ol corrupt disks 

WB66: Icons 92 lots ol neal icons. Also, several wonderful programs that 
to let you create your o*n icons, modify and manipulate icons anc mlo 
struct j res 

WB 68: Music Utilities several goco ulrhttes "or tne Amga music enfiusi 
ast Includes, r4oise tracker - a great music creation program, Son* 2 MOD • 
converts sonix to ,mod files which then can be used by noisotracker. sound' 
t raker, and MED, SpeakerSim - a speaker design tool demo. Wondersound 
is an additive harmonic mstrumenl design tool with a separate envelope 
design window and 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls. 
WB69: Music ■■ Th s ds* has over 90 minutes of classical and modern elec- 
tronic music for you Amiga 

WB70: Desk Top Pub Atcp transfer Macintosh screen fonts. Mac or IBM 
formal AFM metric lites. to Amiga screen torts and PPage .metric files. 
With mis program, open tho door to the libraries of Adobe and PostScript 
fonts' Calendar ■ monlh templates in Page Si ream form Post - a ful lea 
lured pestsenpt file display and print utility. 

WB75: Music - over 1 00 instrument files pnst) and sample sound tiles 
( SSi 'or your music programs 

WB7S: Applications • This disk contains Sticnen/ - a often requested kmt- 
: ng eesgn p-ogram. Lotto - a rattw complete Crttery tracking and preciction 
u* i*y, SSS this screen capture program can grab almost any screen 
including games. Today ■ a personal calender. Tarot - fortune falser, and 
Grammar ■ grammar checker. 

WB79; Home & Business Accounting Induces Ckbacct the most com- 
plete checkbook accouniing program going. LCDCat - this well done calcu- 
lator has a very large display and operates from the keyboard or mouse. 
Mileage master - monitor your auiomobiie mileage with this mileage log, 
Grammar - a grammar checker, and Worldtime ■ find oul what time il is in up 
to 50 global cities, 

WB61 : Great Applications DataEasy a very easy to use. database pro- 
gram Don't let the ease of use fool you, this is a very lull leatured database 
program Including fun printer control for address labels and mail merge 
applica lions, Also includes, TypeTut a good typing tu!or. RLC a full featured 
label printer. Banner, a muln-lont banner maker, and Budget a home 
accounting m a prog ran, Hghly recommended. 

WBB2: Animation* - Four lull length, well dene "movie" style animations 
Including. Coyote, Juggler 1 1. Ghost Poo!. 4 Mecfiamx. 2 disks, counts as l 
WB83: Computer Art - t*vs disk has some of the best Amiga generated 
computer art that we have collected in the past 5 years. 
W885: Graphics - Contains several programs for man>pu<air>g 2i Bit color 
images (ham-ej and a rather nice Iff Image processing package. 
WBS6: Centurlan Prtaa - An electronic newspaper - reouires AmgaVision. 
WB88ABC; The Compile Bible - A three dsk set with the enire texl of 
the New Testament and Old To stamen! -King James version A great jtil-ly, 
Three disk set, counts as three. 

WB90: Rippers, Strippers and Beats - For the Amiga musk: enfhusiasi, 
this disk contains many programs designee' strip muS'C from your lavorite 
games and programs, Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. 
This d«k requ:res some knowledge of the CLI, 

WB93: Workbench Extras #2 This disk contains the utilities that 
Commodore shou'd have &h pped with the Amiga: V'rnjsX4.0, Snap, Ft*Disk 
(recover corrupt deleted lilcsi, Disk Optimizer ((loppy & hard). Machlll 
(screen Wanker, hotkey, mouse accel , macro clock utility), GOMF (a guru- 
busierjand PrmjStudci 

WB95- Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - This is definitely commercial orade; 
we've seen many checkbook programs and r.is is absoutefy tne best FuS 
budgeting , transaction recording and report generation 
WB96: Dupers ■ Con'.ains XcopyHI & Ht> wheh will backup oopy-proltctBd 
programs FreeCopy removes copy projection from several prog-ami. and 
SuperDuper wil crank out fast AmigaDOS copies. 

WB3B: Business ■ Includes BBasell a nice, powerful database; BizCalc— a 
personal or mortgage loan calculator wSh amortization capabilities, Loop^ — a 
iiowchart maker, Forrrmakef • design professional forms On your Epson Lf> 
2500 compatible primer 

WB99: Lifestyles - Includes AG one — famiiy tree program that I racks up to 
600 people marriage s 'etc Landscape is a CAD program to create 
gardens landscapes Loom simulates an 8 harness loom, enperimert with 
pattern design m an maiant feedback anvwortnent 

WB101 : Chemeslhetice - Is ■ prognrm that displays molecules as a calorie 
model, This kind ot display contains a certain esthetic attitude, oven 
extremely poisonous molecules tike nicotine and dioxmo look quite nice 
WB102: Tetecommunicallons ■ Contains the programs NComm 2 and 
VT100 29B Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, lull VT100 emula 
bdn. NCcmm s scnpi language is so powerful it comes with a script hie thai 
creates a full -featured BBS system 

WB103: Music - Contams 12 'great* Soundtracker MED tls>c 
MODules .. complete with programmable shuffle prayer.. .8 bit aud« rwer 
Sounded so hot' Two disk set counts as two. 

WB104: GrsbBag ■ 04 A Trivia (requires AmigaVision} is a trivia game lor 
1/2 players, .add your own questions to cjstomlze the dillicuHy level! 
Syslnfo is great lor te'ling you how laslslow your compuier is. what boards 



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(Tool Manager - o wonderful utility lo add programs to your TOU1 , 

I i collection of icons on the uoriK-nch u> easil) iaaocfa rr equen d j | 

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■ Amieas reh nn thix uiilny. (See the review m Ami^aWorl£i-V1.>> «'2il 
J Virus Checker - Full viru> rmrtcctjon can be yours by simply dropping ihi\J 
I icon in your WBStartup drawer 

I intruder - gives von iih-Iv lo try to muke ium-2.il happy programs worklj 
Ikon 1 nluiiios Workbench'* "Show AH U r40 ilivinwl itoi»v| 

ifor different type* of filo ticxi. IFF*, KMrce lou«, [ihraricv. ctiil 
jl-uni Kditor - Create/edit bitmap Con is with full color iupportfj 
J Scree* Blanker* - ala fracUli and splincr* and twarming bcrv! Nu moT7| 
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|diik validation errorsl | 

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position on earth complete with magnitudes and consiellattor identilication 
W8106: Home Manager Th>s is a gru.ii all In one address book with an 
aufodialer/ncEepadlo do lisi/appointmonl scheduler, hone Inventory 
database and phone number dialer, 

WB107A&B: Educational - Drawmap is a program that generates repre- 
sentations such as hemispherical views, and orbital views ol the Earth's sur- 
face, complete with national boundaries Screens can be prnted or saved 
to d sk as standard IFF files. Full user-configurable onBne help faenry 
63020* version inducted 2 disk set. counts as 1 ' 

WB108: OctaMED • This breakthrough program doubles your Amga s 
sound capabilities: from 4 channels to an ear-popping 8 channels 1 All tne 
renound editing capabilities Of MED plus 4 more channels; If you thought 
your Amiga sounded good belore you aim heard nuthln' yell 
WB1G9: VerseWise Display, search and output The New Testament lo 
text files or your pnnter. 

WB110: Electronic Baby Book - Immortalize your children on your Am»gaf 
Tracks every:hmg about your newborn— first steps, words, tooth, birthdays. 
X-mas. tnends. etc— even space for a digitized photo' 
WB1H: Cellular Automp Straight Irom Ihe pages ol the January 1990 
issue of Scientific American, this electronic model will allow you to simulate 
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DEM 7: Pascal - This d»sk coma ns eve-yinng needed to program in Pascal, 
Includes, A66* (1 2) 68000 assembir. Bi nh finking software and PCQ ( I 0) 
a modest Pascal sub-Wt compiler 

DD49: C Compiler coniains ic(l 01} fully K&Ft. icc(1.0) front end. 
A&8k(V2| aesemtter, Bank linker. 

OD50: AHexit #2 ■ a must have set of tutorials on ARexx and several useful 
examples and utilties for APexx development. 

OD51: ClrcuH Analysis Asplce (S3) A lull leaiured program for electric 
circuit analysis. 

DD52: Scientific - Includes Elements ■ an incredibly well done periodic 
table program with source. Soentific plotting - over 600k of Lattice C source 
routines thai can be included in your own programs 
DOS4: Compression This disk is loaded with ail of the best file compres- 
sion programs and aids for the Amiga. Many of the programs can be used 
by the new Lser Includes Arc, Lharc. Lhwarp, Pkax, PowerPacker a must 
have by all. Zip, Warp, and Zoo. Also iFFcrunch an excellent compression 
for IFF tiles. 

ODS5: ARP - On tn.s disk you will Imd the complete ArpRelS.O release 
including tne full user docs, the fu« Developers guide. ARP is the official 
AmigaDQS Resource Project (ARP) release 1.3 ARP makes many 
improvements to AmigaDOS and makes your CLI more powerful 
DD57: Advanced Utilitlea - Msh • ike Cross -dos. copies files to and from 
MS DOS, Pal-NTSC convert any pa< program to MTSC and vice versa. 
Also several boosts for your startup -segue nee, plus 25 more programs 
OD62: Basic and Xschema - Cursor • a lull featured Amiga Basic compiler. 
sbasic and ftext - several wonderful routines to help in base programers, 
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DD66: Programming ToolBox - Many programs to help m your develop- 
ment etiorts (most for C some for basic} Includes programs to generate 
requesters, an incredible spMemakor toolbox, to greatly aid compiling, con 
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D069:Advanced Utilitlea ■ SerNet and ParNet - Connect two Amigas and 
share resources, MemMoniior Similar to WFrag but greatly improved, 
Selector - pu: menus on your workbench screen, and more. 
DDT1 A4B:C Compiler This disk contains DICE. Matthew Mlons tuil fea- 
tured, powerful C compiler and environment system. 2 Disks, counts as 2. 
DD77: Fortran - Contains a full featured Fortran 77 development system 
Also contains EiAsm a strongly macro dependent 68000 assembler. 
DDTSabcd: Amiga "C*" Tutorial ■ This is the mosl comprehensive C Ian 
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the co-nputer. .. highly a^dx: i rig ' 

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TSP27: Octa-UED This remarkable program doubles the sound capabilities of your 
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TSP24: Printing Utilities Th s disk corrtans a very reee Banne' maker mat writ use any 

: Amiga DOS font witn I ui. -color prir&ng. RabsLabelCreaior wil allow easy creating of labels 

for your diskettes. PrintStuflio allows easy printing of text/graph*: images with total conlrol 

over paga numbering/titling, etc. 

TSP23AB: Tobias Star Trek A graphic space adventure where you're the captain of your 

own stjrship. Travel through the universe, stop the Romuiars and Kl<ngons and complete 

your m-ssofls Two d=sks. counts as two 

TSP22: 3D Objects This disk eoitams 1 & different vector otsjeets for use with Sculpt and 

Imagine Scww of the objects induce: [ram engine, synthesizer keyboard. Amiga 3000, 




The Intrepid featured on TSP43 



T3P21 Disk Duplicators Tfns disk contains alt the best utilities to backup diskettes. 
Ire udt-a are XCcJyill Hid [i!S wfiich Hntl backup copy-protect programs. Also includes 
SjcerQjoer wr.,ch .s an maedioiy fast AmjgaDOS copter, Fre«roov wiii remove copy prs- 
t^Ci'on ''Dm many pt?p;-tai com meraai 1 programs 

TSP20; Board Gomes Induces CfiktM ;?. pomrrtoes r Cidje. Je opard aM Monoook . 
Throw away your dice and lei your Amiga take care of the details., .hours and hours of 
fam«ry tun! 

TSPIS: PacMan Classics Cortams Maze mar.. Zon-x and PacManfl7 -al great impiemen- 
tatwns of me origaona! arcade classic 

TSP1B: US-DOS Emutefion Contains EfiJailLand mm. two shareware IBM-MS Dos 
em-j:a!urs for your Amiga Aiso induded are utilities to allow Amiga drives to read'wri^e 
"JOK fi/mal MS-DOS duks- ■MyJijooi aw MJilj 

TSP17; Printer Drivers This Cis* coniams over 70 printer drivers for many popular print' 
or? 

TSP16: Teiecommynicadcn This Ask contains two first -CteM modem programs. MCfiJnm 
and Access This disk <s lor ine beginner or orpert leiecommunicato . featur-ng all the pap- 
ula* communicatjon protocols, inducing X. Y and Z- Modem NComm has very advanced 
scr.pt capacities for performing aulomaled logins, downloads and uploads 
TSP1S; MED Tnrs d-sk consajftS the prerrwr music package, M£D_ (MuSicaJ EDnor). It wdl 
allow you to use O-gitized sound samples as your instruments ana use tfiem in your own 
^ohgs. lis (remendous eoiting power makes MED more ot a musical worrJ-prooessor- An 
extremely well -done program. Many commercial software companies use this package to 
create sounc::acks to the r entertain Ten: programs^ 

TSPt4; Plotters This disk contains several of The best mathematical plotting programs 
av»i!tb>e for the Amiga Enduoes AitagaPfQl -a 3-dimensiona! ma:hematicaJ function plo;i*r 
[DCturefl). ipifilLE. and PjflfJCt 

TSP1 3: Telris Game* This disk Contains 6 Havors ol the e*5S< game 'Tetns " Some 
have artif cjbI intelligence, oltiers a vaneiy of play-styles, sktil levtls'number of players. 
TSPI2: CUpArt This bisk contains Several uxcirifenl bitmapped images lor use m Desklop 
Publishing or similar programs 
TSP1 1 : Operation Desert Storm: Thj$ is a complata Hyperboo^typti applicabon <hai will 




take you [hrotgh a guided tour ol the recent conflict m The Guff. 

TSP10: Fraclals £cuneiv (p»0lured) will create reohsne fractal landscapes Genesis olfows 
the crnaiion of various landscapes wiih user-detmaDie levels of compiumty. Also included 
are various Mandelbrot generators, indud rg 'Mardei, Mandei-Mcuntams and FracGen 
TSPO: Utilities at IconMe.ster — an lean editor wth a complete set of editing paining 
tools TJFornat — a disk lorman.ng program mat will lormai dis^s tnai AmigaDOS went 
Cnaitr^asiaf — a graphing too) mat a lows you to generate and save d fferent grapns m IFF 
formal. GrapfeSD lets you visual complen data in 3-D and save the results. StructG&n 
lets you create gadgets, lexi. bitmaps and window structures anO Ehe program will 
automagically wrute the "C* source code for you. La&J^Mati£I is a very easy to use. full fea- 
tured label pnnter. DoubfeFrm t (asclitates pnntmg ol text files on bofh sides of paper 
TSPB: Cfipart Stack & White and cotorV d pat for a vanety of needs mctudrg deskioo 
pubiisfwng'video. People, holiday related, school items, scroFs. food, monsters, Ssn. lob- 
sters, symbols and lots more. 

TSP7: %t> Vector Objects M2 Books. Ea'ly Amer.can telephone, barrels, gun, space- 
ships, lamp*, trombone, bugle, skateboard. Lego-Rover, remote control. gVder and air- 
plane. All objects In Sculp! formal 

TSP6: ID Vector Objecls #1 Lamp, mirror, bed. chair, lire hydrant, lamp post, street 
lamp, street sign, traffic light, cannon, cannon supplies, rose, fork, spoon, krufe and p»ate. 
All objecls m Sou !pt for mat 

TSPS: Games 3 Cfo.ssG j[fm T 'S a one or two-player action logic game that requires fast 
reflexes WordSearch will allow you to generate your own word-search puzjles In 
DrugBusters you rid the streets of ogareties, alcohol, pills and needles In Cinra you try (a 
get five X's in a row before your opponent. fi gjorLogic is sn excellent MasterMind type 
game, 

TSP4: Games 2 Dvn o-Wars — a strategc checker- style game Kaflifls— assemble a bug 
before the computer beats you to it B Jg ck JBustBr is a colorful, well done Tetns-type game 
Wamc* is a lun shoot em up adventure game MmoMan is a graphs maie game played 
with a joystick Baffle the computer's armies to take over the planet in Circe. 
TSP3: Games 1 crystal Caverns is an adventure gan-.e with randomly generated wondt- 
you'll never irash the same world twcei Oot^Dot is an adaptation of (he classic 2-player 
connect -I he-dot game. Pjjjarw»|<y»ry M a ,c has you running through the streets lo gel (hose 
pies to your customers TmyBall is fhe world s smallest baseball game Sun&urtd-Cyctas 
is a high-speed arcade game, based on tjhe light cycle races from the Disney movie Tron 
TSPI; Sounds Animal sounds, musical instruments and many, many more — 43 sound 
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flKZ Maehlii - This remarkable utility will allow you lo record any mouse click or 
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TC34AB: QpHTHzer will pnrmanonTly speedup your hard-drive or floppy disks LCD Gale 
is n nice fullscreen calculator Fjjjasjeli is a useful database program Fit Disk will correcf 
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TC33AB: Measures 1 is an mcredbSy useful utility that will convert any type of measure- 
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TC32AB: CotTpg,lfiri_Cotonn9 Book is a delightful program tor children ol all ages— comes 
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TC31 AB CaJenJar Pubushef is a protes&onal-caiiber calendar maker thai is customizabie 
CrossCircu-t is a t or 2 player aciioaTog.c game that caEs for fast reflexes and thinking 
A£fi is a much-ieeded prm»f util ty. P^za J2fiiiY£0f Man is a ma^e game where yc*j dei-v- 
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TC26 AB : Word, Search Make r lets you create word -search puzzles XirjeQaje. is useful for 
anyone who has to calculate hours arc minutes (great lor adding up times of CD"s to make 
tapes') Druobusters is a lun game where you get nd of cigarettes, booze, pills and nee- 
dtos. Wordftnder lets you search binary or Se*; files for a particular wo-d or string (good for 
getting hints in your adventure games' i. KevCIck will add a small aud>bte dek to your 
keys and MouseClick will do the same for OH mouse buttons £l*jJQ&: is a game between 
Ihe Allied Navy and the Empire Fleet. Pits Early American 3-D vncior objects, digitized 
sound effects, afld a directory program, 

TC25A8: Screen To IFF captures your screen to an IFF file. PopCoiors lets you change 
the colors of yojr Worhbonch screun Warrior r. a fun shooi'em-uoarJ venture game tor 
one or two players. Kaleidoscope is a line drawing program Blockbusters is a game 
wheru you get r*j of btocfcs by ousting matching r>ochs into tnem Apudemo wslf show-off 
your Amigas auiiity to do sotd-polygon animations M'croscope lets vau o« amino rnomc*> 
at any location. Also mcludes Ht-Res IFF brushes of all 50 states and 10 Canadian 
provinces, nine digitized sounds and two small disk utilities and printer utility. 
TC24AB: TabWaker. is a tool lor effortJessiy building numerical tables. Kooties is a fun 
game where you have to assemble a bug before the computer beats you to it. HyperText 
lets you put Ink! in a te*I file to other ten, graphics, sound, animation, Aflew and other 
applications Use yajs SiacJi BdcJi <s a wonderfully useful telephone and address boo* 
CjdJoi Logic * a MasterMind -type game. Also includes several 1 dtst and memory utiirties — 
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TC23AB: Wherals lets you quickly and painlessly find a misplaceo tile on your drive. 
Sfi!£Gl creates a window from wtucn you can run your lavorile programs Main ij Map ic iijts 
you Irnd Ihe day of the week tor any oa:e in the coniury, also lets you anter slalistjcal data 
to be analyzed, graphs data, and solves Imear algebraic eguaiions Pnn'.t-r Lsi MJia* l«la 



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d-'Sk Me, Dy no- Wars leguires mora strategy and thought than your regular checker board 
game. Also includes ML Monster and Triton games. 3-D objects, sjx sound effects and an 
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TC22AB: Amj«ga C.'^ecjtftpojt is a fast checkbook manager with check printrxj ability, bud- 
get analyss, and a report wrner AmJCryp t is a !iie encryption decrypuon loot to password- 
protect any Me. .a must for security. WaveSyn , ets you design musical instruments arc 
waveforms for use in other programs ft also lets you play your keyboard iike a pano 
Ci fj c g is a game whe'e you [ry to get five X's in a row before your opponent does. fl3£fCjJ 
lets you change attributes of your CLI window (width, title, depth, height, location, colors) 
with a single command— very useful tor scripts. Aiso includes an animation by renswnec 
Amga-artist Lou Markoya. as well as 3-D objects. 

TC21AB: C^Ca l * a *rsk-styt*~ game where you oattle the computer to take over the plan- 
et. Baiehman allows you to eiecute CLI programs, batch files and ARei* scripts by simply 
ticking on a gadget. CdaiS prmfs cc^or test sheets and assigns RGB values to printer and 
screen output . .absolutely invaluable lo achieve Ihe best color printing results EasyMe is 
a powerful database for home or a small business. Spnte Editor lets you easily create ani- 
mated sprites Plus 3-D fruit objects and five sampled sounds. 
TCt6AB: Cvberseaoe generates complex 3-D vector objects of terrain and saves your 




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objects m Sculp! or Turbo-Silver format. Matnpjoltor graphs mathematical equations in 
both 2-D and 3-0. Eojjbje. Print prints your text tiles on both sides of the paper. 
MeLamorp n. a graphic adventure game. Tinybati — the worlds smallest baseball arcade 
game and 6 d^fized sound effects 

TC15AB: Labermaker is a very easy to use label program. SujTOundCjrcles. a high-speed 
arcade game Dcl2J2r£. an adaosason of the dasstcal connect-me-dot game A urtonal on 
an m,itori techniques by Amiga-artst extrord-na rr- Brad Sctienck. complete with one of h s 
ammations Also IndudJM a collection ot clip-art and more ammai sounds 
TC14AB: AjngoEjIe is a database and address book Gupu 3J3 lets you vsuaiizo com 
pie* data m a 3 manner and save Ihe results. Spectrogram analyzes and displays digi- 
tized sounds PteronarJonaball— an animation by Lou Markoya. Also includes iQ Jjclac 
Tj^, 3-D objects, food dp-arl. and sampled sounds 

TC13AB: SiMtfian lets you create gadget, text, t«tmap. ard window slructures and wntes 
the C source code lor you LiteCvdes ptots your btorhyinms. Create spectacu a' mages 
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TC12: TJ Format formats disks Thai AmigaDOS normally wont. ChartM aster is a powerful 
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Can of Worms Dept. 

We found your October public-rela- 
tions piece on the L.A. -based Amiga 
Video Graphics Guild (AVG) to be mis- 
leading. AVG was a SIG of our San 
Fernando Valley Amiga Users Group 
(SFVAUG) for two years before it broke 
away from us following a controversy 
over the handling of the SIG's finances, 
among other things. At present, the 
AVCi is a snuggling local user's group 
with considerable management prob- 
lems to work out; for JIT to tout the 
AVG as a national outreach is stretching 
the definition. But to accompany your 
piece with a plea for a gigabyte drive 
donation on their behalf is something 
else. There are many user's groups 
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make hardware pitches for them, includ- 
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Skip the Politics 

Please leave political views out of AW 
and don't divide us into Amiga Republi- 
cans and Amiga Democrats. Everywhere 
I turn I see someone making snide 
comments about Dan Quayle. Ha Ha 
Ha, real funny. Let's enjoy the best 
computer* in the world together. 

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Center, Texas 



Not Even Street-Legal 

What was the point of "The Ultimate 
Amiga" feature? I saw the cover and 
thought, "Great, they souped up a 
SCOOT and are going to tell us how it 
performed." What do you do with such 
a hot rod? Mr. Wallace can pack a great 
machine together and dream about it, 
but I want one I can put to work. 

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AW advertiser. .Alter struggling with 

several dealers, local and mail order, I 
called Amigaman (Computer Basics) as 
a result of their ad. They helped me 
configure a system, and shipped it the 
next day, at a price that beat all compe- 
tition. Liter, when I bad genlock prob- 
lems, their service technician spent 
considerable time helping me. I am 
glad I found Amigaman. 

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Westen'ille, Ohio 



How Far User Friendly? 

My husband lost his voice to a pro- 
gressive terminal disease. So when we 
heard about the Amiga, with its graphics 
and voice capabilities, we bought an 
A500 to try to stave off his depression 
and give him something enjoyable to 
do. It was one of the single best invest- 
ments we have ever made. He became a 
new person. In no time he was cranking 
out paintings, melodies, and letters to 



Why does video have to 

be more "sizzling" than 

anything else? 



friends. I have become a "computer 
widow," but I am not sorry because I 
owe so much to the Amiga for restoring 
enjoyment to my husband's life. Soon, 
however, he will be unable to use the 
keyboard at all, and I don't know of any 
accessory that will allow physically im- 
paired people to use the Amiga without 
the keyboard. Communicating is crucial 
to a confined person. 

Marilyn Scott 
St. Petersbtng, Florida 



"If I Ruled the 
AmigaWorld" Dept. 

You stated in a previous editorial that 

you would lose "sizzle" if you cut back 
on video coverage; I don't understand. 
Why does video have to be more "siz- 
zling" than anything else? 

Ron Cardinalc 
South San Francisco, California 

There are serious video and anima- 
tion magazines with an .Amiga emphasis 
that people in those fields can turn to 



for in-depth information. Trying to 
compete with them is pointless. Focus 
on broader system coverage, hardware 
upgrades, product reviews — all that 
practical consumer stuff that saves us 
Amiganauts lime and money. 

BUI Sweetman 
Toronto, Ontario 

I'm not interested in graphics, paint 
programs, 3-D, MIDI, or Toasters. I 

bought my Amiga because it was state- 
of-the-art in speed, RAM, and operating 
system, and because no new software 
was being developed for my old 8-bit 
computers. There have to be some 
people out there like me who enjoy 
programming in Basic. Give us a few 
pages please! 

Thomas Fye 
Charleston , West Virginia 

I suggest reviewing software with the 
same standards demanded of PC and 
Mac software. 

Ross Wilkinson 

San Francisco, California 

Not all of us run our own XX stations! 
Dr. Gary Shepard 

Fast Amherst, New York 

I am mainly interested in word pro- 
cessing and document publishing, but 
have not been able to find much cover- 
age of these subjects in any of the Ami- 
ga magazines. 

David Bertrand 
El Cajon, California 

In the last three years, I've found only 
a few useful items in AW about my main 
interests: education and genera] home 
use and management. 

Jim Schroeder 
Berkeley, Calijo rnia 

The money needed to do the things 
you often talk about in your articles 
adds up to big bucks. Maybe 1 could 
justify spending that much if I were a 
videographer, but I'm not. I'm a teach- 
er. I can't afford to spend thousands on 
computer products. 

Daniel Koch 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Thanks for telling us that "...[the 
Amiga] no longer competes with PCs 
and Macs, but instead takes on worksta- 
tions from Silicon Graphics, NeXT, and 
Sun." The next time Vm in the market 
for a Sun workstation for cranking out 
letters, managing a database, and play- 
ing games, I'll remember: "The Amiga 
is as good as a Sun, only cheaper." 

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Tarnished Images Dept. 

Thank you for mentioning Image- 
master in your October article "Morph- 
ing Madness/* We do, however; have a 
great deal of concern thai your readers 
have been misled by some errors it 
contained. 1) Mr, Swain stales, *\..with 
each point moving only a few hundred 
pixels, it is necessary to tise numerous 
points close together." Incorrect. Image- 
master typically moves many thousands 
of pixels — it is not always necessary or 
reasonable to move numerous points 
close together. 2) Swain says Imagemas- 
ter is labor intensive because "...you 
must set up each frame... individually... 
to perform each separate morpb." But 
Imagemaster lets the user set tip se- 
quential frames using user-modified 
control vectors from the previous frame. 
\\) A sidebar declared that Imagemaster 
does not use vectors, while another 
upcoming morpb ing product does. 
Wrong. Imagemaster uses vectors in a 
highly sophisticated way. Finally, 4), 
while two carefully prepared examples 
from other unre leased products were 
used, Imagemaster was misrepresented 
by some distorted and blurry images. 
(We could have shown you some very 
impressive images.) We believe you owe 
it to your readers to be fair, and we feel 
our product was treated inaccurately. 

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Seeing Is Believing 

There is only one reason why anyone 
buys a piece of video equipment: to 
produce the best possible picture. This 
point was totally absent from the review 
of our product done by Joel Tessler for 
A\Y\ October Review section. Prime 
Image's TBC/PCB plug-in board has a 
K factor measurement of ringing and 
picture distortion at an unheard-of 'A of 
one percent (most products measure two 
percent or more), producing superior 
picture quality. .Also ignored in the 



ankle was the fact that the Video Toast- 
er has four available inputs for I BCs, 
but as a result of the required power for 
each board, only our TBC PCBs ex- 
tremely low 5 watts can accommodate it. 
Mr, Tessler either was not aware of the 
fact, or those to overlook it, that direct 
video processing has long since given 
way to the modern component process- 
ing used by Prime Image. 

Bill Hendershot 

President, Prime Image 

Saratoga, California 

I did address the subject of video-picture 
quality in m\ review of TBC/PCB: I said 
that even color bars — a stable video 



The Amiga 4000 is a 
much more focused 

machine, and 

Commodore seems 

more concentrated on 

providing solutions 

for its users. 



source- — when run through the drvice dis- 
played almost 20 degrees of phase jitter on a 
vectorscope. I do not consider that a clean 
signal. WhMe it is true that the digital FIR 
filters in the Phillips chipset used on the 
TBC/PCB will produce the astounding K- 
factor measurement, I observed other prob- 
lems with the hoard — chroma noise and 
phase jitter, for example — (hat precluded a 
"superior quality" judgment on my part I 
also feel the mention of 5 watts power con- 
sumption is incorrect. Regardless of the spec- 
sheet claim, the unit I reviewed measured 
6.2 watts of power consumption without 
remote and 6.7 watts with it. Granted, this 
rating is still lower than the other units I 



tested it with; I have tested only one other 
card-based TBC with tower consumption — 
Digital Creations' Kitchen Sync (3.9 watts 
per channel). My analysis still leads me to 
conclude that, of the units I tested, the 
TBC/PCB does not give the best picture. 

Joel Tessler 



New Machines; New 
mountaintops 

I think the Amiga 600 has great po- 
tential to steer prospective PC and 
Nintendo buyers away from those costly 
alternatives. Willi a monitor, the 600 is 
an excellent buy lor a 1-meg machine 
that has great graphics and sound, and 
a real graphical user interface that 
doesn't require extra RAM to work well. 
Besides, good things do come in small 
packages: remember the C-64? 

Marc Chiarello 
Ocmwmowoc, Wisconsin 

I was seriously considering switching to 
the Mac, but wanted to wait until the 
World of Commodore show in Pasadena 
to see the A- 1 000. Needless to say, I was 
surprised by the graphics quality' and 
speed of the new machine; but what 
really amazed me was Commodore's 
philosophy behind it. Commodore seems 
to have a new enthusiasm and dedication 
to die needs of the user. Ilie Amiga 4000 
is a much more focused machine, and 
Commodore seems more concentrated 
on providing solutions lor its users. 

John Bavaresco 
Ijong Beach, California 



Roundup Returns 

Thank you for mentioning my Amiga 
CD ROM roundup in September's "On- 
line Scan," I would, though, like to add 
some clarification. Hie "roundup" is 
actually a survey that was originally 
done on USENET, not Portal, as Tim 
Walsh guessed. Most of the information 
Continued on p. 130. 



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