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AMIGA FORMAT: Issue 17 Dec 1990
Britains Leading Magazine for Amiga Owners

COLOUR REVOLUTION: How you can have
16 million colours and 24-bit quality
at your command.

A glorious 284 pages

ELECTRONIC ARTS: Advert for Powermonger
"Better than Poulous" 29.99

AMIGA 1500 MAKES SUPRISE DEBUT: Commodore
launch new addition to the Amiga range.
In an unexpected move Commodore have
launched a new addition to the Amiga
range: The A1500 Personal Home Computer
(PHC) The machine was veiwed for the first
time at the recent Bisiness Solutions `90
show and its an impressive package.

It comes with a full megabyte of memory,
a 1084S monitor, Deluxe Paint 3, The Works,
Their Finest Hour, Popoulous and Sim City.

The machine isn`t that different from the
2000- the hard disk is the one major loss.

COMMODORE ON THE MOVE:

Commodore has entered the world of laptop
computers with the C286-LT.

EAT MY SHORTS:

Bart Simpson and his family have been nabbled
by Ocean.

LIVING BOOKS:

Among the developers working on products for
the CDTV are Digigraphic, who are working on
a multiplayer publishing system called Living
Book Publisher. The system is intended to be
a production tool for use with the CDTV and
Digigraphic are already working on their first
application Everymans Technology Living Book.

COMPLETE AMIGADOS GUIDE:

Claiming to be the most complete guide to AmigaDOS
in a two part publication price 21.95 and 17.95

AMOS

Mandarin Software advert for AMOS ... worth every
penny get it now for 49.99 Amos sales reach 25,000
since the launch in June.

WING COMMANDER: Mindscape
The only good Kilrathi is a dead Kilrathi ! With
30 different missions.

PANZA KICK BOXING: US Gold
WIN A BILLION: Impressions
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER: Elite

C= COMMODORE How much Commodore is there in you:
The Commodore A1500 1149.99
The Commodore A500 Screen Gems 399.99
The Commodore A500 First Steps 599.99
The Commodore 64 Mindbenders 159.99
The Commodore 64 Games System 99.99
This Christmas there is a little bit of
Commodore in all of us.

TOP 10 HISTORICAL GAMES:

Defender of the Crown: Cinemaware 29.95
Joan of Arc: US Gold 24.99
Lords of the Rising Sun: Cinamaware 29.99
Universal Military Simulator: Rainbird 24.95
Lost Patrol: Ocean 24.99
Waterloo: PSS 24.99
Pirates: Micropose 24.95
Battlehawks 1942: Lucasfilm 24.99
Their Finest Hour: US Gold 29.99
Wings: Cinemaware 29.99

TRUE COLOUR is here: The Harlequin Frame Buffer

The 24-bit technology that will bring 16 million
colour consists, like most other computer
advances, of two seperate elemants: hardware
and software. The software to generate True
Colour images is around already and certainly
24-bit paint programs are certainly under
development. All that is missing is the
display hardware that will alow us to put these
colours onto the screen...

"Commodore does not have to produce a 24-bit
card - clearly there are many alternatives"
says Perry Kivolovtz of ASDG.

Article by Damien Noonan and Brian Larkman
DO YOU REALLY NEED 16 MILLION COLOURS

REAL PEOPLE: By Real Things

... As usual the RGB team looks set to push back
the boundaries of what is possible on the Amiga,
bringing accurate realistically-animated
figures to the screen for anyone to use, whatever
their skill level.

DELUXE PAINT 3: Masterclass

In the second tutorial covering Special Effects
learn how to make a picture unfold with Dean Agar.

BETRAYAL: Rainbird 29.99

Game review: Betrayal must be played by atleast
three players to be fully appreciated. Play it
alone ane you have to beat three experts immediately.

.. Betrayal foretells of a time when four lords
will wrestle for power against their rightfull
king and church. Graphics 5, Sound 2, Intellect 10
and Addiction: 5.... scored 84%

GAME REVIEWS:

VOODOO NIGHTMARE: Palace 75%
MEAN STREETS: US Gold 88%
SUPER OFF ROAD RACER: Virgin 80%
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME: Domark 80%
NEW YORK WARRIORS: Virgin 19.99
EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE: CDS 74%
INDIANOPOLIS 500: Electronic Arts 92%

THE 3RD 16-Bit COMPUTER FAIR:
Europes Biggest 16 BIT Dedicated Event:
4-5-6- January 1991 Novotel Hotel Hammersmith.

POWER COMPUTING:
The Amiga 2000 Specialists:

68030 Power: 16MHz 499, 28MHz 599
68030 with 4MB 32BIT RAM 50MHz 2199

GVP Series SCSI plus RAM 200MB HD 999

Amiga B2000 899

THE AMAZING AMIGA 3000: 25MHz 100MB 3195
The A500 Clock Card: 34.95
The A500 1.5MB Expansion Board: 89.95
The ICD ADRAM Memory Expansion: 6MB 489
The GVP SERIES 2 HARD DRIVE: 80MB and 8MB 1289

QUICKJOY: Europes top selling range of joysicks:

The SV.125-Superboard-10 Microswitches and Digital
Stopwatch
The SV-128-Megaboard with 8 Microswitches, Stopwatch
and Countdown Timer.

DISK EXTRA: Important- Before using your Amiga
Format disk, you should back-up your master as
soon as possible.
On the disk:
Ultimate Ride: The fastest smoothest bike game.
Humans Sampler: Create your own animations.
HiSoft Basic Editor: Very useful text editor
Personal Finance Manager: Keep track of expenditure
Search: Search AmigaDOS directories
Err: What does a Lattice C error message mean.
AND....... PIC OF THE MONTH.

PICK OF THE POPS:

Jon Bates casts his eyes over the years best musical
releases: Junior FunLab, Trax, Junior Music X and
Tiger Club. And JON BATES looks at Gajits voicing
packages for the D series of synthesisers and modules.

BOOT BLOCKER: Protects both internal and external
drives from virus damage. 14.99
GENISCAN: A top quality 400dpi handy scanner for the
Amiga with IFF Buffer Save 1600 x 1024 Pixels 169.99
CUMANA CAX 354 3.5" DISK DRIVE: 69.99

AMIGA FORMAT BACK ISSUES SERVICE: Only 3.45

PD UPDATE:

Font2sculpt Version 4.3: Converts Amiga bitmapped
fonts into Scult objects.
ACC1: Amiganuts Teaches you Assmble Language
Utilities: Amiganuts contains Nosetracker, Diskmaster
and Fraxion`s Module Ripper V7. Also Pro-Tracker V1.0.
Magnetic Pages: Amsmag is a magazine on a disk.

17 BIT SOFTWARE: That bit better than the rest.
Essential PD from our latest disks.

GAMEBUSTERS: By Maff Evans

Shadow of the Beast II
Monty Python
New Zealand Story
Yolanda Cover Disk Demo

ANNOUNCING THE A5000: Unleash the power of your Amiga
By Solid State Leisure Limited
CPU 16.67 MHz Asynchronous MC68020RC16 2-3 MIPS
FPU 12.5MHz - 50MHz 4MB RAM with 32BIT zero state wait
SHADOW ROM - Move kickstart into 32bit SUPER-FAST-RAM
HARDWARE - 100% compatible with Amiga A500/A2000 and
add on cards.
INTERFACE: Plugs into 68000 processor socket on the Amiga.

TESTBENCH: Pat MacDonald checks out hard-drive options.

The A500 Impact II: Great Valley Products 499 with 20MB
A2000 HARD DISK CARD: Great Valley Products 499
with the Quantum 40MB hard-drive
ADSCSI 2000: ICD Inc For the A2000 349.99 for 22MB
5.25-INCH OPTICAL REWRITEABLE DRIVE by Great Valley
Products.... COST 3299 for 600Meg ( with one CD only )
Extra disks 239 and SCSI only.
XETEC FASTTRAK: Third Coast A500 only 599 for 50 Meg
IVS TRUMPCARD 500: A500 only 399.99 for 32 Meg
A590: A500 Originally reviewed in AF Issue 2 299

MUSIQUE NON STOP TECHNO POP: Maff Evans on the Techno
Sound Turbo.

FIRST WORDS: Mark Smiddy checks out word processors

Microtext: Anco 19.95
Scribble II: Microsystems Software 49.95
Office Write: Gold Disk 129.99
Protext 4: Arnor 99.95
Protext 5: Arnor 149.95
Kindwords: The Disk Company 49.95
PenPal Softwood Inc 129.95
Prowrite New Horizons 139.95

DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES: Directory searching with AmigaDOS
Article by Paul Overaa... helps those who spend time
looking through disks trying to find illusive files.
The CreateLevel() and FileCheck()Routines

main(int argc, TEXT *argv[])
{
print f (error[0]; /* sign on message */
if (argc!=2) {printf(error[1]);}
else...........

FRAME FREEZE: After a long delay, Marcam`s star
performer FrameGrabber digitising system is
available. Report by Pat McDonald. 500

WORKBENCH: AF`s very own techie PAT MCDONALD
rhymes and reasons his way through four pages
of hints and tips.

Messing About: Tip for those wanting to mess
about with the startup-sequence. First make
a back up copy of Workbench that you can safely
play around with:
1) Copy drawer icon, calling the copy of the
drawer S.
2) Open the drawer and drag an icon into it (for
example the notepad icon) Rename the icon 'Startup-
sequence'.
3) Click once on the newly-named icon, then select
info from the Workbench menu at the top of the screen.
Enter the line :c/ed in the 'Default tool' box, and
then click on save the new setting.
4) Double Click on the Startup-sequence icon, and you can
edit it to your hearts content.

A-MAX2: The forthcoming software update for the A-MAX
Apple Macintosh emulator.

LETTERS: Communications to BOB WADE

Will the Real One Stand Up: I could not help but
notice that each month you make the claim that
you are 'Britains Best Selling Amiga Magazine'

Reply - Amiga Format is undeniably the best-selling
Amiga Magazine.

Amiga Format: Issue 17 for Dec 1990:
Was brought to you by - Bob Wade Editor
Damien Noonen - Deputy Editor
Trenton Webb - Reviews Editor
Pat McDonald - Technical Editor
Maff Evans - Staff Writer
Gary Lord Production Assistant
Marcus 'Dr' Dyson Art Editor

Produced and Published by Future Publishing 1990














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