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SPECIAL
REVIEW
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AM/GOT/M ES 1.4
REVIEW
"Design 30 is a
feature-laden
program.''
·
'
Des ign
30
is
a feature-
laden
program ...The
interface
is well
thought
out...
You
need
not
eve
r
leave you
r
mou
sc
...Be
s1of
all is
the
inclusio
n
or automa
tic
30
text
generation ... a fully featu
red
30
font editor
that
allows you to alter
the
30 font
included
or to crea
te
your own.''
AMIGAWORLD
REVIEW,
APRIL 1989.
"MovieSetter...the
animation program to have
...
Gold Disk has set
a
standard
for Amiga animation."
MOVIESETTER
A
11
01
r
and shake,:
1 •e
By
Ga
r
y
Lud
wick
BILLED
AS
THE
first
WY
SIWYG
(wha
t-you-sec
-
is-w hat-you-ge t) anima
l
ion
packa
ge,
MovicSc ttcr
corn-
bin
es
traditio
n
wit
h
innova
-
tion.
Th
is
program
integra
tes
classic
animat
ion
e
lements
into
a
form
at
that differenti-
ates it from
its
predecesso
rs.
Your build
ing
block
s
arc
faces
(comm only
called
cell
s),
back
gro
unds,
sets,
and
tracks.
A face is
a
single
im-
age of an
animat
ed
obj
ec
t;
a
set
is
a ser
ies of faces that
portra
ys
an imated
action by
followin
g
a
logica
l
seq
uence.
Th
e
set edit
or ..
.
con -
ta
ins most
of
the drawin
g
too
ls found
in
paint
pro-
gram s.
plus
some
animat
ion
specific
ones,
such
as rota
-
tion, flippin
g,
and
resizing
too ls.
Mov
icSc
1t
r
allow
s
corn-
c
plete
flex ibility
or face place-
ment
and
order.
Once
you
have
assem-
bled a
set, you can
define an
obj
ec
t's horizontal and
lateral
movement on
the
scree
n
with
a track. You
load
yo
ur
back-
gro
und
and
set.
and the first
face
appe
ars
on
the
screen
at-
tachcd to
the
cursor
arrow.
Simp
ly
position
the
cursor
where
you
want
the
act
ion
to
begin. Clicking
the left
mou
se
button
places
the
first
face, adva
nces
one
frame and
bring
s
up
the
second
face.
Repea t
this
process
10
lay
the
entire
track.
A
group
of track-editing
tools
allows
you
to
move
tracks after
yo
u have
laid
them down
,
place them in
front
or
in
back
of others,
in-
sert
new
eleme
nts,
and
copy,
cut, and
paste
tracks
via
key-
board or
mou
se.
Best of all,
you can
see
the
result
s
of
your editing
at
once.
Mov
ieSette r
offe
rs
full
palette
contro
l
for
up
to
32
co
lors.
color
cycl
ing.
an
in-
tcrlace/
foll-sca n
option
for
video
tran
sfer,
speeds
up to
60
frames
per
sec
ond.
plu
s
cl
ipboard
and
storyboa
rd
functions
.
Sy
nc
ing
d
igitize d
stereo sou
nd
with the
video
is
agai
n
as
easy
as
clickin
g
a
mou
se
button
.
MovieSe
tter
provid
es
not
on
ly
stereo
out-
put
for
your
soundtrack ,
but
also
channel-
to-channel
pan-
n
ing
and
the
abi
lity
to
change
pitch
as
well.
Thi
s
is
the
animation
pro-
g
ram
10
have.
Gold Disk
has
successfully comb
ined
im-
porta
nt
element s
-
IFF
corn-
patible
files.
real-time pre-
views. stereo
soun
d.
and a
su-
perb manual
-
into a power-
fol, flexible
,
easy
-to-u
e
package
.
As
they
d
id
with
desktop
publi
shing,
Go
ld Disk
Inc.
has
set
a
standard
for
Am
iga
anima
tion.
Co
lor
wire-fra
mes
&
objects.
Auto 3D
text
&
font
editor.
Read/w
rite
VideoScape.
Built-in
animation
facilities.
Outp
ut
to
HPGL plotters.
Output to
Professional
Page.
6
mea
sures
&
4
light
so
urces.
HOME STUDIO SERIES
MovieS
etter,
Design
3
0
and
ComicS
eue
r
are $99.95
each.
Additional MovieClips and
Com
icArt
available for US$34.95.
Call
to
order: 800-387-8
192
or 4
16-828
-0913.
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GOLD
DISK
INC
.
P.O. Box
789. Succtsville
Mississauga,
Ontario.
CANADA
LIM
2C2
Th,• abo,·e article
is e).cerp
1sfrom
Amigall'orhf's April.
1989.
Mo,·ieSeuer
rel'iew.
This ad
\\'GS
cremed
wi1hPrafessio11a
Page.
/
Circle 177 on Reader Serv1Ce
card.
VOLUME
5, NUMBER 7
JULY
1989
FEATURES
HA.Ro
AND
FAST
By Bob
Ryan
and
Lou
is
R. Walla
ce
.
. . .
.
.
.
.
. .
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.
. .
.
lt"s
rep
o
rt
card day for
14
difT
crcnt
Amiga
hard-dri
ve solutions.
AW
com-
pare
s
seven
hard
-disk
controll er s
for
the
A2000
and
seven
complete
hard
-d
isk
sys-
tem
s
for
the A500, grad
ing
them
on per-
for mance
,
case
of
installati
on,
feature
s,
and
pri
ce.
SPEED
TO
SPARE
By
Sheldon Leemon
.
..
The
chcckcrcd
flag
has dr
opped and
three
A2000 accelerat
or
boards are
off
and
runnin
g
When
the dust
clears, we'll
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post-ra
ce
anal
ysis of
how
the
competitors fared on speed,
pric
e,
performance.
and
featur
es.
Nor JUST
A PAINT JOB
By Jo
el
Hag
en
..
Dcluxe
Paint
111
is
no minor up
gra
d
e
to
Electr
onic
Ans'
popular
pai
nt
pr
ogra
m, but
a
whole new
ball of wax with significantly
imp
roved
featur
es and
brand
-new
anim a-
tion capabilities
that will
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standards
in
Amiga gr-aphics
software.
22
s)
PRINTSCRIPT
(Pix
elatio11
.
.
.
.
.
.....
A
PostScript
in
terpreter
that
provides
PostScrip t-com patibi
lity
tO
any printer
you are
present
ly
using
with
your
Amiga.
84
PLOTPRINT
(Hi
-Tech
Graphi
cs)
....
..
Outp
ut
ove
rsize
d
esigns
to
you
r
p
rinter
with
this
CAD
utility
progr
am.
M
ICROfEXT
(Anco)
.............
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A
throwba
ck
to
the
da
ys
of
post-form
at-
ting
wor d-proce
ssing
pr
ogra
ms.
86
88
38
GAMES
THE
GAME PRESERVE
By
B.G. Hunt
er
.
...................
Th
is
month's subject
is dear
to
Hunter
's
heart :
game
players'
weaponry.
Grab
a
seat
at
the
fir
ing
r
ange and let
B.G.
rate
the
best
and
worst of Amiga joysticks
.
Game reviews follow
his
colum
n:
68
49
COLUMNS
ZEITGEIST
.........
...
..
.
........
It's
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y
Fourth
Ann iversary
for
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Arniga and
AmigalVorld
this
mo
nth
.
The
edi to
r loo
ks
bac
k
on
some
milestones
.
NOfE
:
Because
of our
Special
Review
Issue
covera ge,
11\"FO.l'I I IL
E
and
A
CCENT
ON
GRAPHICS
will
not appear.
T
hey
will
retu
rn
nex
t
month.
At
thl'
fruit
stand
it'.1
easy
lo
s/Jot
"the best
of
the
lot"
(co1w
but
1101
so 011 computer
markl'I.
r),
th,•
That's
why our
SPECIAL
REVIEW
ISSUE
can
help
JOit.
We're grading
hard-disk
systems,
perfon11t111ce-le;ti11g
accelerators,
and
scrutiniz-
ing
a
majorpaint program. And
our "Reviews''
and "Games"sectionshave
been
expanded
this
month to
bring
JOU
more
head-lo-head
compari-
sons
and
:,ingle-/Jroducl
evahwtions
in a wule
vane/)' of catego,ies.So dig
i11
.
.
and
e,yo)!
.
TV
SPO
RTS: F
OOfBALL
(Ci11
war e)
.
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. .
e111a
71
Play
for an
afternoon or
a
whole
season
in
th
is real
istic
simu
lat ion.
EVIL
GARDEN
(Demonwar
e
I
Americ
an
Software
)
.
. . .
. . . .
. . . .
. .
. .
.
71
Mo,·e fun than the arcade original-
Ccntipedes-on
which
it's
based.
WESTERN
GAMES
(DigiT ek)
.
.
. .
. . .
.
.
Arm-wrestli
ng
,
cow-milking, tobacco
-spit-
ting, flapjack-eat
ing,
and othe
r
con
tests-
all
with a
j
oystick;
6
72
REVIEWS
HOMEBUILDERS
_
CAD
/
CHOICE
(Eas eWare)
.
.
..
....
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.
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.
12
Companion
p
rograms for
the do
-it-your-
sclr builder
/
renovator
to help
you
plan
your
construction
and cost estimates.
PAGESTREAM
(Soft
-Logik
)
...
.
......
An ambitio
us desktop-p ubl
ishing
pro-
gram "'ith prom
ise-and
problems.
SUPERBASE PERSONAL
2
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-
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DATARETRIEVE
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.
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.
Powerful
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-
ing
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iga data-manag
ement
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gram s-
Perso
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y
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etitor for
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from
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.
DESKTOP BUDGET
(Gold
Disk
)
and
..
.
..
.
..
BUDGETEER
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ticon)
....
T
wo
per
sona
l-finan
ce
packages
vie for
the privi
lege
of
managing
)'Our
money.
c)
CORRUPTION
(Rainbird
I
M
edia ge11i
.
Financial
chicanery in
Londo n
in
thi
s
illust.-ated
text
adve111ure.
72
73
DEPARTME~TS
REPARTE
E ...................
For
two bits
you can
blow off
steam.
NarEPAD ..
...
.................
Amiga
news,
events, and
sideligln s.
WHAT'S
NEW? ..................
The
New
Produ
cts
pip
eline
is
pumping.
HORS D'OEUVRES ...
.....
.....
.
..
Hints,
tips,
and
techniques
from fellow
reader
s
of
AW.
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st
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ress
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key combina-
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en
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technica
l
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.
...
14
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