Issue 17, Winter 2003/4
Also in this Issue
AmigaOS 4: Hands On
We get to try a development version of the OS
everyone's been waiting for! Plus: News of an OS 4 pre-release for
AmigaOne owners.

Amiga OS 4.0 to be
Spring 2004
Welcome to another issue of page). As I write this Mick has Total Amiga. It's been a while just received a test version of since we've been this late with the CD which is very Contents an edition so my apologies for impressive, especially the keeping you waiting. Several simple installation procedure, other tasks were competing for so hopefully many more people my time during the production will be enjoying OS 4 soon.
As you'll have read in this documentation. Take a look at be booted from the OS4 CD- posted we will include an of this issue which meant I just It's been a quiet few months for magazine and elsewhere, Mick Sutton's OS 4 Hands on ROM which leads you through update sheet.
couldn't spare the amount of their on-line shop (see the software releases so we've AmigaOS 4 on the AmigaOne Feature in this issue to get a a guided installation process time each week I normally do. news section for details).
For more information on taken the opportunity to catch is progressing well and has feel for what the OS 4 pre- including partitioning your hard AmigaOS 4 On Tour & UK These included pressures at AmigaOS 4 visit the Amiga up with a few existing To complete this issue we've now been in active use by release will be like, however disk with the new Media Show Reports . 10 work and also completing work programs that have never been got a solid set of tutorials for developers and testers for bear in mind that the version Toolbox utility if required.
for an English A-Level I'm reviewed in Total Amiga. you to get your teeth into. Dave several months. As this news that is supplied with have many taking at evening classes.
The pre-release CD distribution Sometimes programs really Pitcher is back with the second spread, and OS 4 was enhancements in reliability, The official announcement Fleecy Moss Column .9 is currently being tested and is The other reason for the delay surprise you and that was part of his "C" programming demonstrated in many parts of speed and features over the from Hyperion is available on: expected to be available soon, was that before Christmas, definitely the case with StarAm tutorial and Michael Carrillo the world lots of AmigaOne version Mick looked at. The AmigaOS 4: Hands On . 12 perhaps even by the time you Mick Sutton, several other Plan which I review on page has some suggestions for owners posted to mailing lists pre-release will also include read this. If we hear that the Timber Tower . 16 SEAL members and myself 26. At first it seemed rather software to run on your Mac and web forums saying they development material such as CD is ready before this issue is attended several OS 4 simple and quirky. However as would like to try a version on source code, an initial version Emulator. In my Image demonstrations with Mick's I used it more I found it processing tutorial you can their machines even if it wasn't of the OS 4 SDK (software PhotoFolio 2.4. 19 AmigaOne running OS 4. We surprisingly powerful. find out learn how to re-touch images the final release.
developer kit) and native were in the happy position of what it can do in my review. using the "clone" tool and a bit compilers to allow At the end of November, in an giving the first ever such demo Another excellent product we about image sharpening.
programmers with an interview with, in the UK on the 9th of hadn't covered is PhotoFolio, a AmigaOne to start developing Amiga Arena Games Before I go, I'm sure you'll Alan Redhouse revealed that a November. You can find some powerful picture cataloguer. If for the new OS.
notice that Eyetech's normal pre-release version of OS 4 will short reports and pictures from you got a digital camera for advertising is missing this be made available to early bird We understand that OS 4 pre- the various events on the Christmas this is the review to issue. There is nothing sinister customers before the final release will be supplied to each about this, they are just so release. This was confirmed by AmigaOne early bird owner on Mac: Reloaded, part 2 . 36 I think many Amithlon owners busy that they could not Hyperion in an announcement CD. Installation will require an Having a development version will be pleased to read about Image Enhancement prepare a new advert in time to posted to their website on update to the AmigaOne's U- of OS 4 on his AmigaOne has ArakAttack (reviewed on page meet even our delayed Christmas day! Since the Boot BIOS, which, on most Tutorial, part 2 . 38 allowed Mick to write a very 22), this strangely named deadline and, unfortunately, announcement we have heard boards, is achieved by booting C Programming Tutorial, interesting feature on the new driver enables you to use the the existing adverts were too that the OS 4 development from a CD and issuing a simple OS which you can find on page USB ports on your PC within out of date to run again.
team is working hard in getting command. A few very early 12 of this issue. Also of interest the emulation. Another piece of the OS ready for the pre- AmigaOnes have their BIOS I hope you enjoy the issue and to current and potential Amiga good news is that the Poseidon release. This includes flash-ROM locked and will we'll try to make the next one One owners is the news that a USB stack (used by completing developments, need to be sent to a dealer for Colour screen-shots etc. 48 pre-release CD version of the ArakAttack) can now be fixing bugs and working on a reprogramming. With the BIOS new OS will soon be available registered again and IOSpirit Early Bird AmigaOne owners will soon have the pleasure of slick installation procedure and updated the machine can then (see the news item over the have a good value bundle in booting Amiga OS 4.0 on their systems for the first time! About Total Amiga
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Bytes. Can That SPAM! Pegasos II Touches Down Bytes.
Amiga PoV
The first batch of Pegasos II Amiga Point of View is a new motherboards were shipped to magazine concentrating on AntiSPAM is a spam users just before Christmas. classic Amiga games, it is (unsolicited commercial e-mail, This new version of Genesi's available as a free download often characterised by adverts PowerPC motherboard is in PDF format. It includes for pornography and Viagra) based on the Marvell game reviews, articles on blocking tool which uses a Discovery II system controller aspects of Amiga gaming, central database on an Internet walk-throughs, hints and tips, Dietmar Eilert has released a which endows it with support server to collect mails that and many other features. The slew of updates for his for faster DDR-266MHz have been marked as SPAM first issue was released just comprehensive text editor memory and an additional by all its users. The program before Christmas and looks package, GoldEd Studio AIX. 1Gb/s Ethernet port (not runs in the background and is excellent with a really nice MorphOS is now fully currently supported under supplied with a number of design and lots of interesting supported, this means that MorphOS). Apart from those scripts to integrate it with the articles including: GoldEd runs properly on the changes the Pegasos II is very The Pegasos II popular e-mailer, YAM. At start- platform and the MorphOS similar to the Pegasos I with mother board has a • 9 reviews including Sensible up a fresh SPAM database is developer material has been features including: similar design and the Golf, Eye of the Beholder downloaded and any mail integrated into the C/C++ setting were changed. same neat form factor as and Balance of Power.
module. The C/C++ module received is checked against it, • Processor card slot with Very quickly after their its predecessor. • A feature on Team 17.
was then further upgraded to if a message is identified as AntiSpam's remote utility can detect and delete SPAM either a 600MHz G3 or release a fix was made • How comics inspired Amiga fix bugs in the gcc/ndk SPAM it is removed from the messages before you download them. 1000MHz G4 PowerPC available, but this should be Native PPC MorphOS installation. GoldEd's incoming folder. If any SPAM applied before any firmware • Help on completing Quest be downloaded from your ISP's SPAMs in one go before you programs are also available. WebWorld HTML publishing messages get through you can • Micro ATX form factor settings are made, if you buy a for Glory, Zak McKracken POP3 server and identify any have to download them.
For more details please take a module has been enhanced select them and run the Pegasos II be sure to check and Switchblade.
SPAMs. All the mails that have look at Sam Byford's reviews to include the latest version of "AddSpammer.rexx" script from AntiSPAM is freeware and can the following web page for been identified as SPAM are of the Pegasos I and MorphOS Tidy which checks your HTML a menu item to add this mail to be downloaded from its This magazine looks excellent listed and marked for deletion. in issues 15 and 16.
code for errors and good the database that will assist all website which also has more • 3 USB 1.1 ports to me and if you are You can then check through style. These updates are The recommended price for a interested in classic games of AnitSPAM's users.
information and detailed • 2 Firewire ports the mails and choose to keep available free for registered • 10/100Mb/s Ethernet port (in Pegasos II board with a it's well worth the 19.5Mb owners, the complete GoldEd Also included in the package is any that have been incorrectly Each Pegasos II is supplied addition to the Gb port 1000MHz G4 processor is Studio package costs AntiSPAM Remote, this tool identified. When you're happy with a copy of MorphOS 1.4 499Euro (about £400 including 69.90Euro (about £50).
will scan the e-mails waiting to AntiSPAM will delete the which has had the necessary • AC97 built-in sound with VAT) and the 600MHz G3 changes made to run on the If you don't own GoldEd or microphone and line inputs, model costs 299Euro (about have an older version two updated board. MorphOS is a and line and S/PDIF outputs.
£250 including VAT). For more new demo versions are new PowerPC operating • Standard ports including details on the Pegasos, Minor updates have been available, a "small" trial (4Mb) system that can run Amiga 68k mouse, keyboard, parallel MorphOS, a list of dealers and released for IOSpirit's whole contains the editor and Amithlon Movin' On
programs under JIT emulation an on-line shop visit Genesi's family of graphics products for extensions but lacks the full With all the legal wranglings, resolution and refresh-rate and also supports WarpUp and The initial batch of Pegasos II AmigaOS, MorphOS and C/C++ mode. The "full" trial work on updates for Amithlon, PowerUp PPC programs. board were supplied with Amithlon. VHIStudio 6.01 now weighs in at 84Mb but the x86 Amiga emulator, from • Non-accelerated GeForce 4 supports MorphOS GUI skins includes all the C/C++ the original author stopped MX driver with full resolution and has a speed increase on functionality including some time ago. While Amithlon and refresh-rate support.
that platform. The update also compilers giving a complete itself works well one problem is • IDE DMA/UDMA now Learn With eTeacher includes "support for new
integrated development that PC hardware is moving all functions on recent VIA and If you have Amithlon and have drivers" and bug fixes. fxScan environment. The demos are the time and it is getting nVidia nForce 2 chipsets.
never managed to figure out eTeacher is a multimedia • More than 200 exercises.
minimum requirements being 4.05 also works with MOS fully functional but limited to increasingly difficult to find how to install the updates skins and now supports small documents, however training CD-ROM designed to • 3 Hours of audio.
AmigaOS 2.0, a 68020 compatible components, in available for the system then loading and saving images in Dietmar mentions that they Gary has also released new help you learn a language, • 1000 Images.
processor and 4Mb of RAM.
particular motherboards and there is a treat in store for you! the PNG format, remembers may well be enough to handle Linux drivers for various versions for English and • Context sensitive grammar graphics cards. However Guido Mersmann (who wrote eTeacher is available from the file save format last used web pages and the like. motherboard features which German are available. The and has bug-fixes. In fxPaint Amithlon is based on an open the ArakAttack USB driver FunTimeWorld's on-line shop, update those found in the last program features exercises 2.02 the fxAlbum utility has source Linux kernel and this is reviewed in this issue) has the English and German Amithlon updates package: which are accompanied with Modern Amiga systems with been updated with improved the part that contains most of packaged all the updates versions are available images and recorded speech graphics cards and sound performance, a more intuitive the hardware support. Gary • A wide range of AC-97 audio together with a neat installer separately at 29.89Euro (£20 so you can learn how words cards are supported and, of delete function, support for Colville has been working for codecs including the script which will update a approx.) each or as a bundle and phrases should be course, a CD-ROM is required. wheel mice and the ability to some time on Amithlon kernel ALC650, AD1890 and VIA system installed from the for 50Euro (£34): pronounced. Several types of However eTeacher will also run ignore icon files. There are updates and asked for Amithlon CD to the latest exercise are included which on a more basic system, the also several general bug-fixes donations on the Amithlon • Audio support functions in the version. The only manual focus on vocabulary, grammar in this update.
mailing list to enable him to Intel ICH4, VIA 8235/8237 installation step is to copy the and sentence structure. The These three updates are free purchase examples of the type and nVidia MCP south bridge new kernel onto your boot level of difficulty can be to owners of the VHIStudio 6, of hardware users wanted to adjusted so the program will fxScan 4 and fxPaint 2 see supported. This work has • Broadcom 44xx 100MBit LAN Amithlon Update can be found grow with you as you learn. It respectively, if you have lead to a new kernel version eTeacher has a has been designed to be registered your purchase you with new features and • NVidia nForce2 integrated simple interface simple to use and is suitable can log-in and download your hardware support: for both children and adults.
suitable for all update from the IOSpirit The updated kernel is available ages, the teacher • Hardware-accelerated as a free download from Gary's Version 6.2 has just been sounds a bit strict GeForce 4 Ti driver with full released and features: TOTAL AMIGA

STFax Set Free Gorky17 for OS4 Nova's
DVD Writing Comes to Amiga
Simone Tellini has released STFax 4 as freeware. Hyperion have announced that game a Sci-Fi/horror theme STFax can send and they are working on porting with many sub quests to DVD writers have dropped standard audio file formats an NEC ND-1300A 4X drive with your choice of drive.
receive faxes using a fax- Gorky17 to AmigaOS 4 in perform and secret areas to dramatically in price over the including the popular WAV.
and while dvdrecord wrote CD- modem and also has the Download the latest version of addition to a Linux version last few months with the Rs successfully attempting to Nova Design have made a new facility to run an interactive All these utilities are command which is already under way. cheapest units now available at write a DVD-R disc produced release of their image telephone system complete The first screen-shots of the line driven and therefore have Interestingly the Amiga version around £50 so it's great to see an error message. So if you processor called ImageFX 4.5 with menus and voice mail. OS 4 version have been to be run from a shell, some is being developed by the that the first piece of DVD plan to give this a go be careful Studio. This release includes STFax is a powerful released and it has been non-amiga-specific Linux developers who have writing software has just been full MorphOS compatibility and program and was highly demonstrated at some of the documentation is available recently been "converted" to made available. This is a port the PowerStation package rated when it was released.
AmigaOS 4 On Tour events. A along with some notes on the the Amiga and thus is not by "Schlonz" of the Linux which was previously an release date has not been ports website which should be taking development time from package dvdrtools which optional extra. PowerStation announced but it seems enough to get you going. If comm/misc/STFax4.lha AmigaOS 4 itself! consists of the following provides PPC native versions reasonable to expect it soon you're not a shell person then from Aminet and then of many processor intensive Gorky 17 is described as after the full OS 4.0 is you'll be pleased to hear that a ImageFX effects (listed below), having a mix of strategy and readcd - This utility reads data
simple GUI front end for this the modules are compatible RPG game play. The player from a CD or DVD sector by package has been written by Read the full announcement on with Amiga PPC accelerators sector into a track image file on Carsten Siegner and is also Web Bytes. commands a small team of
the Hyperion website at: (they use the PowerUp NATO soldiers who are your hard disk.
available from the port's system) and MorphOS: investigating the appearance of dvdrecord - The most
mutant creatures in a small important part of the package, DVDRTools supports writing to Polish city. This story gives the this burns CDs and DVDs from CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R and an existing track image file.
DVD-RW but does not support mkisofs - Creates image files
the DVD+ formats or DVD- for data CDs from files on your • JPEG loader and saver RAM. The author states that system, you would use this to • Gaussian Blur most MMC compliant DVD prepare a data disk to be drives should work which written with dvdrecord. Both AmigaFlame is one of the would include most modern the ISO9660 format for CDs longest standing continuously DVD writers, he has and UDF for DVDs are updated Amiga websites that successfully tested it with a 4X ImageFX Studio costs $129.95 I can remember, it's forte is Toshiba DVD-R drive but (£70 approx.), upgrades are cdda2wav - Rips audio from
Amiga games. A regularly reports that a LG 4020B 2X available at $39.95 (£22) from CD tracks and saves them in The ToastDVD GUI is a front end for updated news section carries device did not work. I tried with 4.x, $59.95 (£32) from 3.x and dvdrtool's commandline programs. all the game related news and $79.95 from 2.x. Pegasos also other major Amiga owners with the SuperBundle related stories. Separate lists ProTracker Comeback Get What You Want
can upgrade to the full version are available of games in for $99.95 (£54).
development for classic A follow on to the classic • Load: MOD, MOD2, DBM, WallGet is a graphical interface GUI makes it easier to Amigas and for the Amiga family of sound tracker XM, IT, S3M, MED and MT2.
Aladdin 4D, Nova's 3D for the GNU wget utility which understand than trying to work AmigaOne once OS4 is programs (SoundTracker, • Save: MOD, MOD2, XM.
animation package has also allows you to download files or out the command line options. released. These lists are NoiseTracker, ProTracker) is • 64 Tracks, 256 Patterns.
been given a new release, this even whole websites from a Downloads can be initiated by bang up-to-date including currently in development. • Separate volume, panning, time on CD-ROM. While the command line. The GUI gives calling an AREXX command recent announcements such Gorky17 running in a window on OS4. Protracker II is a completely and effects on each track.
core program has not been you comfortable access to all and an example script is as Gorky 17. The site new program which brings the Protracker II is currently in upgraded you do get wget's features and enables provided so WallGet can be includes a history of games Classic Painting for OS4 and MOS
classic tracker interface to development for MorphOS and everything you need on the CD you to queue up files to be integrated with your browser.
released for the Amiga from modern hardware. Some of the Windows and versions for downloaded, the maximum In separate announcements Inc. so they can develop a including all the available 1993 to 2002 and a separate features planned for the new AmigaOS 4 and AROS are WallGet has a MUI interface number of files to be list of recently released Cloanto has confirmed that PowerPC native OS 4 version. updates such as advanced 3D being considered. The and is available in versions for commercial games (which downloaded at one time can be Personal Paint 7.1 will be The updated version will be object loading which enables estimated release date is AmigaOS and MorphOS. sadly only contains CrossFire set. Wget is a powerful available for both MorphOS available as a free download you to use objects distributed • Familiar keyboard short cuts March 2004. For more Download the latest version II). There are pages of game program and this is reflected in and AmigaOS 4. Personal from both Amiga and Cloanto.
in other formats. Also included and GUI layout.
information visit the program's reviews and cheats which WallGet's extensive range of Paint is a classic palette based are a complete set of • AHI Support.
haven't been added to Cloanto also announced that download options, however paint program in the mould of "Aladdin's Lamp" news letters • 32bit Internal mixing recently but still contain they are in talks with Amiga having everything laid out in a Deluxe Paint which has always in HTML format along with • High quality 8-tap FIR useful information. The site is Inc. about a new OS 4 native been ideal for tasks such as their accompanying demo and completed with a selection of version of Amiga Forever with icon design and game sample projects.
Amiga links and a listing of the aim of allowing classic Amiga game developers.
Amiga hardware dependent Aladdin 4D costs $99.95 (£54) Under the agreement with programs to run seamlessly on and users of 5.x can upgrade Considering the slow pace of Genesi, Cloanto will share the the AmigaOne hardware under to the latest release for $29.95 the Amiga game market in Personal Paint source code so recent years with very few titles released it's quite a Genesi can assist with the Read the full announcements For more details and to order surprise to find such an up-to- port. When complete Personal on the Cloanto site at: either of these products visit date site. Perhaps with the Paint will be bundled with the Nova Design website which release of new hardware and MorphOS. In a similar now has a handy on-line shop: OS 4 we'll see some more agreement the sourcecode will WallGet packs all wget's options action and new releases.
be made available to Amiga into a MUI interface. TOTAL AMIGA

Poseidon Update & Registrations Web Bytes.
Once again we can report that Version 2.2 also marks the IOUSB Scanner and IOUSB Fleecy Speaks Amiga Inc.'s CTO
sums up 2003 and Chris Hodges has been hard at reopening of the Poseidon Digicam. The IOUSB products looks forward to 2004. work on his Poseidon USB registration process so buyers allow certain USB scanners stack and has released a new of Elbox's Spider USB 2.0 card and digital cameras to be used version. The major changes in and Guido Mersmann's with fxScan and VHIStudio testers. Mick Sutton is one such revised, the public AmigaOS4.0 is enough. People can read this version are to the HID ArakAttack Amithlon/OpenPCI respectively. Medusa can be Happy New Year to all Total community member - writer for beta distribution will be created. about it or attend a local user
(human interface device) class USB driver can register ordered through the IOSpirit Amiga readers from Total Amiga, User Group We hope to provide this to all group and see the latest builds which now supports joypads Poseidon and use their USB on-line shop and is then everyone at Amiga Inc.
stalwart, AmigaOne purchaser AmigaOne owners. The beauty for themselves.
mapping them to the peripherals without the stack released for immediate Inspired by feedback from his and now working with Amiga Inc of this CD is that you just pop it 2003 started with a whimper - no We will only announce the lowlevel.library so they will timing out. Poseidon can be download from the website, Mac: Reloaded column in to demonstrate the new platform into the AmigaOne and a few evidence of AmigaOS4.0, release date when we have at shows and user groups.
minutes later, you have work with many modern registered by sending 25Euro keyfiles for Poseidon and Total Amiga issue 15, Michael AmigaOnes but only running actual shippable product in front Carrillo has set up a website AmigaOS4.0 on your new games. Features such as (£18 approx.) to the author in ArakAttack are then supplied Linux and hope running thin in Although not privy to the latest of us - CD, Manuals in a box (for dedicated to Mac emulation Amiga. (And about time too analogue sticks and hat cash or via a bank transfer.
by the programs' authors.
the community. The warmth of versions (as he says, he needs the CSPPC version) or shrink- on classic Amigas. The first shout all the AmigaOne owners switches are also supported. summer brought our platform the most stable system to show wrapped (for the AmigaONE If you would prefer to register Download the latest version of section of the site deals with who have lost hair whilst playing Other HID improvements bursting into life. AmigaOS4.0 off, not the latest), he has been OEM version). The upside of this using your credit card, IOSpirit setting up your Amiga to run with PPC Linux).
include support for feature Workbench demonstrated doing an awesome job, is that you won't have long to are selling Poseidon in a the emulation including items such as keyboard lights running on a CSPPC A4000. demonstrating exactly why the At the same time, the marketing wait between the announcement package called MedusaUSB information on what hardware (caps lock etc.) and game Leaks from beta testers about all Amiga community is unique. As effort for the AmigaOS4.0 launch and the product being released.
for 34.99Euro (£25). In addition you need and the emulators the new systems and a treat for Total Amiga readers, will be started. New websites controller rumble packs, and For details of the Medusa USB The last decade in the world of to the USB stack Medusa that are available. Then come components that had been Robert and he approached us and a new name, the Amiga improved keyboard mapping. detailed pages on setting up Amiga has been a nightmare. includes a registered version of released to them. AmigaOS4.0 and asked if they could do a Power Platform (APP) will be There have also been many the two most popular Plain and simple. Bad luck. Lack ArakAttack and full versions of demonstrated on an AmigaOne preview and we obviously unveiled to the world. The user other improvements and bug emulators, ShapeShifter and of resources. Mistakes. Invaders. at the Pianeta Amiga show in agreed. This issue this presents groups and dealers will be pulled fixes, a few that stood out for Fusion, these take you All have conspired to throttle our Italy. The AmigaOS4.0 roadshow what is probably a world into a more formal global me are that memory card through the process step-by- platform. In the end, history will organised by dealers and user exclusive, the first preview of structure, so that we can all work readers built into Epson step complete with plenty of show that it was the community groups that covered Europe and AmigaOS4.0 running on an together with the necessary printers are now supported, screen-shots. There is also that saved it - the Hyperions, the then spread to Australia and resources to get the good news some problems with certain an FAQ covering Fusion.
Eyetechs, the magazines, the North America. Over a thousand about the rebirth of the Amiga So what about 2004? This WILL user groups, the dealers and the Olympus digital cameras have Having helped you get your Amigans now having seen the platform out to as many people be the year that Amiga rises from users. Far from having been been worked around and emulator up and running, the future of the Amiga with their as possible.
the ashes after so many false destroyed, the community is now "PsdDevLister" now outputs a site moves on to setting up own eyes and even played with it starts and promises. Even as I Unfortunately we still don't have sharper, tighter and more united Google search string so you your Mac hard drive, and - AmigaOS4.0 on the AmigaOne.
type this, the AmigaOS4.0 beta a final release date for you. Such than ever, and playing an can look for information on a installing MacOS. Again both At the heart of much of this work tester CD is being given its final a date ultimately becomes self integral role in the future.
particular device (I had to topics are covered in detail are the hours of effort put in by polish. This will be distributed defeating because such a thing mention that a I always smile with screen shots. Finally In the heart tingling words of Poseidon's improved HID class supports joypads and the community, from the first to the closed beta test list is highly unpredictable. The a Poseidon's quirky features)! there is a list of a few Marc Almond and Dave Ball - changes to the default keyboard mapping using this window. AmigaOS4.0 developers to the and then, when all that feedback progress being made is obvious essential Mac programs and "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye".
AmigaOne dealers to the beta has been taken and the product and for many Amigans this itself an FAQ answering common MacOS problems.
Plug-in to HD-Rec In addition to all this solid
Bringing you the latest comments and rumours information you'll also find Buzz Word.
links to useful sites, a gallery from around the Amiga world. A new beta demo version of HDRec handles MIDI and MIDI hardware or using the of screen-shots and forums Thilo Köhler's MIDI/audio Audio tracks in the same time internal soft synth where BHello! Wuzz
ell it has been a while and Marketing. The favourite Eyetech and Hyperion are busy since your snooping agent was front runner for the position of preparing the final push to the here, this was necessary to CEO is none other than the AmigaOS Beta pre-release. They say that imitation is the avoid being exposed. I have to Legendary Garry Hare as the Expect this to be out soon, with sincerest form of flattery, well keep my true identity under man to come in and take charge where you can ask your own sequencer has been released line window enabling you to effects can be applied. An questions and discuss your that includes many of the combine the two. MIDI tracks integrated audio mixer with 16 emulation experiences with features of the final product. can be played via external stereo channels is included other users.
and high quality effects can be the final full release out before just after announcing that they This is a very handy site that added to each channel. The at the helm.
Issue 18 of Total Amiga are not interested in the Amiga brings together all the 0.9 archive contains: Magazine hits your letter box.
and its community, a few sites information you need to get Jim Collas. A lot was made of • Audio effects such as reverb, have appeared with the started in Mac emulation.
this story last time round, turns Thendic vs Amiga Inc.
Genesi, appear to be cutting delay, chorus, EQ, etc.
Amigaworld name, for example, out my source was misinformed, Court Case
back their Amiga community which is a • Sweeper softsynth plug-in don't worry though, he tells me involvement on popular Amiga German language site. with General MIDI he enjoys hospital food and the It looks like Mr. Bill Buck has sites such as and is aimed at the he will be out by Easter.
pre-empted a Judge's decision, both webmasters of Pegasos Machines, whilst not • XR-49 virtual master Amiga may have finally found and put up his own version of the afore mentioned sites no an official Genesi website, it is keyboard plug-in.
an investor with loads of cash the final judgement prematurely longer seem to be working for interesting that the links to the • AMixer pop-up plug-in.
and it's a well known name on a Pegasos website. I don't Genesi. The distancing of Amiga Market remain. Nothing • Demo songs.
apparently, rumours about this think judges are very happy for Genesi from the Amiga like riding on the back of has been around for a long time petitioners to make their minds community goes further than another name is there? The final product will be though, so take this with a large up for them in advance. This one can imagine, a Genesi shareware, to download pinch of salt.
could mean that the Judge in employee recently posted on a Where have we seen that charge of this case won't be version 0.9 and get more public forum that, Alan Should this latest titbit prove looking too kindly on Mr. Buck information and screen-shots Redhouse would be having a correct, it looks likely that Bill now, it may push the judgement bad hair day at AmiGBG whilst That's it for this issue, more McEwen Will be moving within towards Amiga's favour.
being worshipped by Fat Amiga interesting titbits, in Issue 18.
HD-Rec's attractive GadTools based interface Amiga to concentrate on Sales Geeks. Charming.
showing some of the new plug-ins. TOTAL AMIGA
AmigaOS 4 On Tour & UK Demo Reports
filled with attractive subtle ith a number of AmigaOS 4 gradients. The whole look is lighter On Tour show happening and more modern than the OS3.x across Europe in the middle of colour scheme. Opening 2003, many UK users were feeling Workbench windows, even those left out with no AmigaOS 4 with many icons such as Prefs, demonstration near them. Because seemed pretty fast and responsive. none of the UK user groups (who Another innovation is the have organised shows in the past) antialiased font support that is had an OS 4 beta-tester as a implemented in such a way that member setting up a UK demo had most existing applications also get been a problem, but not any more! antialiased text in their interfaces. Mick Sutton, SEAL's Chairman, The new features of AmiDock were got his Amiga One-XE G4 in July shown next including pop-up sub- and when OS 4 running on the docks and active "dockies" such as new PPC hardware was a clock icon that shows the time.
announced we finally had the Robert Williams then took over to The line-up: three out of at least eight AmigaOnes being prerequisites to demonstrate the show OS 4's RoadShow TCP/IP demonstrated at AmigaOS 4 On Tour South West. new OS. With some excellent help stack and how some particularly from Fleecy Moss and OS 4 disgusting colour effects could be boot. Otherwise the demo was Amigans who wanted to see OS 4, developers and testers Mick was achieved with the new GUI similar to the ANT meeting former Amiga users and a few able to get the OS up and running preferences (which controls the although a couple of extra Amiga punters interested to see on his machine (read more about look of Reaction programs and applications were demonstrated, something different. his experiences in the OS 4 Hands Intuition). RoadShow is loaded on BlackIRC and Soliton.
On feature in this issue).
AmigaOS 4 On Tour South
start-up when a network interface Micromart Computer Fair -
ANT - 9/11/2003
has been configured so there is no West - 13/12/2003
need for the user to start the stack. We wanted to get the first Mick has been able to connect his This event, organised by the South demonstration off the ground AmigaOne to the Internet via a Mick Sutton and Robert Williams West Amiga Group, was the first quickly so, rather than organising broadband router using the 3com travelled up to Birmingham to official UK AmigaOS 4 On Tour. It an Amiga OS 4 On Tour event, we Ethernet controller built into the attend the MicroMart Computer was held just outside Bath. SEAL decided to start with demos at Fair, a show organised by members Mick Sutton, Robert local usergroup meetings. The first MicroMart, a weekly UK magazine Williams, Dave Kennedy and Elliott Various classic Amiga programs meeting in the calendar was Amiga which features an "Amiga Mart" Bird travelled to the event with were then demonstrated running North Thames who meet in column by Sven Harvey.
Mick's AmigaOne and copies of under 68K emulation including: Enfield, North London.
Total Amiga in tow.
Photogenics 5, Final Writer 5, The show took place on a Sunday, Mick Sutton and SEAL members Amiga Writer, PhotoAlbum, so bright and early they made their At this show there were more Robert Williams, Elliott Bird and SnoopDos, IBrowse and way to the National Exhibition AmigaOnes running OS 4 in one Dave Kennedy turned up early to SimpleMail. SimpleMail and Centre and got to the large hall place than ever before (probably), I set things up, this went quickly as IBrowse showed MUI applications where the show is held. SEAL counted at least five machines up Mick had already had a trial run. At working under OS 4, Mick also exhibited on a table within the and running plus another three or this event Mick had his AmigaOne demonstrated the version of MUI Eyetech/Stellar Dreams stand. four running Linux. Despite the loading the OS4 kernel image from included which is release 3.9.
Stellar Dreams is Sven Harvey's "competition" Mick was able to woo a laptop PC via TFTP over an company and they are taking over the crowds with Quake 2 running With the applications demoed it Ethernet connection. A terminal the role of distributing AmigaOne with Warp3D on OS 4 for the first was time to have some fun with an emulator on the PC was also used systems in the UK.
time. Although only the demos OS 4 PPC native version of Quake to display debug output from the could be run reliably at this early I. The game was launched from On the SEAL table Mick set up his AmigaOne's serial port. Once the stage, the game ran very smoothly the command line and loaded AmigaOne-XE G4 system running kernel image was loaded at the with sound and looked great.
quickly. Running in 640x480 with the development version of beginning of the boot process the software rendering it looked very AmigaOS 4 which had been Eyetech, Fleecy Moss and Stellar AmigaOne was able to run stand- impressive: fast and smooth. A updated since the earlier demos. Dreams attended the show to give alone, loading the operating later test with the timedemo Also in attendance were Alan an official presence. Eyetech has a system files from its hard disk.
command showed that over 30FPS Redhouse from Eyetech, Fleecy similar display to the MicroMart Mick explained the state of OS4 as was being achieved.
Moss of Amiga Inc. and Carl show so more people could see it was installed on his AmigaOne; Moppett (AKA JurassicCamper), the MicroAmigaOne in the flesh. It was great to see OS 4 he emphasised that it was an another AmigaOS 4 tester who Stellar Dreams had AmigaOne demonstrated in the UK for the first alpha development version brought along his AmigaOne.
board and complete systems on time and most of the visitors meaning that bugs do exist and sale at special show prices. seemed impressed.
Eyetech had two MicroAmigaOne some software could crash it. (MiniITX sized, 170mm square) Fleecy Moss opened the show with When the AmigaOne had booted, SEAL - 11/11/2003
motherboards displayed on their a few encouraging word and the initial OS 4 screen looked table. One was mounted inside a towards the end of the event Alan much like any Amiga Workbench A few days after the ANT event DVD player case to show the Redhouse gave a presentation on but with a subtle gradient on the was the next SEAL meeting so, of flexibility of the small form factor, the current status of the A1 and title bar and a new-look AmiDock course, Mick took the opportunity and the other was up and running with semi-transparent background to show off OS 4 to our members with Yellow Dog Linux. Among the along the bottom of the screen.
on their own "turf". Since the ANT Altogether this was a good little applications demonstrated were meeting Mick had been able to show with plenty to see and do, it Mick started by opening some Mac-on-Linux and a Windows setup his AmigaOne to boot from was great to see so many OS 4 Workbench windows to show the desktop via a remote desktop an OS 4 kernel image located on systems in one place.
new look of the window borders, connection to a PC. his hard disk so he could do gadgets are in the classic Report by Robert Williams without the Windows laptop that The Stellar Dreams stand was AmigaOS layout but have a new had been required for network crowded for most of the show. look and the window borders are Visitors included dedicated TOTAL AMIGA
instructions will crash. I available for specific cards and slow PIO mode 0 IDE interfaces computer is booted. For example experienced this when trying to motherboard features. that achieve no more than 2 if you have a broadband run image filters within Art Effect. Mb/s. The AmigaOne connection or connect to a LAN A temporary solution is to install The 3DFX Voodoo 3 graphics motherboard has 2 UDMA 100 (Local Area Network) you can Amiga OS 4
a non FPU version, if the card is supported in 2D using the IDE channels which offer a use the network without having program has one, but of course Picasso 96 driver and in 3D via theoretical maximum transfer to manually connect. A new FPU emulation will be added for OS4 native Warp3D. The 3DFX rate of 100 Mb/s and use DMA "Internet" preferences program the final version. Since I have driver should also work on (Direct Memory Access) to enables you to configure multiple Mick "Lucky" Sutton has been running OS 4 on his AmigaOne-XE since November. had an OS4 kernel upgrade Voodoo 4 and 5 cards with 3D reduce CPU load during network connections. The layout many applications are more support and on 3DFX Banshee transfers. DMA capable drivers of the interface will be familiar to In this feature he gives us his thought on the early version he's tried. Check out the back cover for colour screenshots. stable and general performance cards in 2D only. Picasso 96 and for OS4 are currently being anyone who has configured has increased. At the time of parts of the graphics system are tested and will be included in the either Miami or Genesis. Unlike I am in the fortunate position of
writing a further five kernel currently running under 68k final release. OS4 includes a Genesis and standard Miami, having an early development upgrades have been released to emulation, but graphics new CD filesystem that also Roadshow supports DHCP version of Amiga OS4 on my developers solving many of the which is used on many networks AmigaOne. My role within the problems I have noted above. to automatically configure "OS4 will make all of us who use Amigas very "team" has been to demonstrate From what I've seen I am computers and devices as they the OS at several events around confident that the release happy bunnies indeed" are connected. Some broadband the UK. In this article I'm going to version of OS4 will have Internet connections require try to convey the features and excellent compatibility with performance is already very supports DVD discs. If you have DHCP so Roadshow should be more importantly the "feel" of "classic" Amiga software. With smooth and usable (faster than a CD writer with Mount Rainier compatible without the use of a using the new OS in print for my experience of 68k processors my A1200 with 060 and Bvision). support then software is included separate router. A new those that were unable to attend, on the classic Amiga I estimate Support for the popular ATI to use a CD-RW like a hard disk connection "wizard" is provided and of course update you with that the interpreted emulation Radeon series of graphics chips for quick and easy back-ups.
to guide you through the process the developments I know of.
achieves speeds similar to that will be included in the developer of setting up an Internet Amiga OS4 supports the of current classic 060 systems (a pre-release using a Picasso 96 connection via either a dial up driver from Forefront AmigaOne motherboard's 3Com Early Days for Me!
very useable speed), although modem, cable/ADSL modem or 10/100 MB/s Ethernet controller this does vary between Technologies. In the final release via a router. I was able to set up with a standard SANA II driver The version of OS4 I have on my applications. I should reiterate the SNAP 2D graphics system my broadband connection within which works with the new AmigaOne is by no means the that the JIT emulator will will be integrated providing a few minutes using the settings Roadshow TCP/IP stack (more latest development release, new radically improve performance. support for hundreds of graphics from Miami on my "classic" on that later). Drivers for the and updated modules are being chipsets including ATI Radeon system! According to the motherboard's USB ports are not released on a daily basis but my Even applications running under and nVidia gForce series. developers Roadshow is the currently released, but the USB machine needs to be in a stable emulation use resources from Hopefully 3D support can be fastest TCP/IP stack ever stack has been developed. state for demonstration the OS such as windows, menus implemented when the 2D developed on the Amiga.
Three USB control programs (to purposes. Once all these and requesters, with OS4 these drivers are available. control the stack), a preferences modules have been tested by resources have been improved. On the sound front, cards are program and USBInspector to New Prefs
their developers and the small Window borders are now filled supported by an OS4 native view attached devices are group of alpha testers, then a with subtle colour gradients OS 4 is configured in the same version of AHI, drivers are included in readiness.
beta version will be released for which give them a modern OS way as OS 3.x, with a selection available for SoundBlaster Live!, wider testing, we understand that look. Menus get a make-over of programs in the Prefs drawer, The default look of OS4 is instantly familiar but has a fresh modern feel. Audigy, Audigy2 and Terratec this should have happened by with a coloured background and most of which will be familiar to Notice the pop-up "Multimedia" subdock and apologies for the AHI icon! 512i soundcards and many more the time you read this. With this a 3D look, the corners are you. There are some brand new cards will be supported in the Until the release of OS 3.9 in mind the preview we are rounded and they can pop-up Entertainment All Rights deep under the bonnet but will routines that are executed many preferences programs and near future. For those of you who Amiga users had to pay for a writing here is based on the under the pointer. Requesters Reserved", how long have we be very helpful to developers.
times a JIT emulator offers much others have been enhanced to have been used to the "Classic" TCP/IP stack (the software that alpha status OS I have installed have also been giver the fresh waited to see those words? The better performance, it's hard to control the new features added. Amiga's built in sound, could well connects to the Internet or other on my machine, and any OS look. All programs that use icons look very similar to the The aim of the OS4 project is to say exactly what the speed The changes I noticed are: be surprised by the difference in networks) such as Miami or problems I mention are either OS gadgets or Reaction for their icons included with Amiga OS have all parts of the OS running improvement will be, but we sound quality made by 16 bit Genesis. OS 3.9 included being resolved or could have interface will get the make-over GUI - We all know that no two
3.9, however, the text under the natively on the PowerPC expect a minimum increase of soundcards, for example I found Genesis but it was still an been fixed already.
treatment, making them look Workbenches look the same, but icons (and in fact throughout processor, OS4 also includes five times with some applications much more modern. At the in Quake the sound was more independent application. Amiga now with OS 4's GUI OS4) is antialiased and Truetype built in 68k emulation which vastly improved over that.
current stage of development (on realistic and immersive! OS4 introduces a brand new preferences there's a whole Looks Like, Feels Like
fonts (as used on Windows and enables the current Amiga OS my machine) opening and TCP/IP stack called Roadshow range of visual options without MacOS) are natively supported. software to run and also those I copied many 68k applications Compared to modern PC's and and is AmigaOS
moving windows, and interacting which is integrated into the OS the need to use hacks such as Amidock also looks much slicker, parts of the OS that haven't been and a couple of games from my Macs the "classic" Amigas have with GUI's already feels very and available immediately the Birdie and VisualPrefs. I couldn't you will notice that the ported. Currently I only have the "classic" Amiga to my AmigaOne Anyone familiar with Amiga responsive and in most cases hope to cover all the options background is semi transparent, interpreted emulator in my so I could try them with OS4. I OS3.0 and above will feel at faster than my 060/BVision here so I'll try to give you a feel there are separator bars to version of OS4, in the final was pleased to find that almost home with OS4 from the very "classic" Amiga.
for the options which are organise the dock into sections release a JIT emulator (Petunia) all of them ran "straight out of the second they start using it! The available. The options in GUI and you will discover there are will be included which will have box" with no problems, see windows have the familiar preferences effect window icons that pop up sub-docks with much better performance. So boxout for a list of the Drivers to Date
arrangement of gadgets and the borders, the screen title bar and further icons. Amidock has lots of what's the difference between applications I tried. The few directory structure of the system In my opinion a huge advantage the look of applications using improved functionality and many these two methods of emulation? applications that cause problems partition remains the same. The of an AmigaOne is the fact that it Reaction or GadTools for their more options that we will cover Interpreted emulation translates with my version of OS4 are title bar at the top of the screen, uses generic PCI and AGP interface (this includes all the later. In addition to these visual the instructions that make up a Pagestream 4.x (has apparently the RAM disk and partition icons expansion cards. These cards preferences and other programs changes many parts of the OS program from 68k to PPC code been fixed), TV Paint and and Amidock are all there too. whether they be graphics cards, included with OS 4). The window have been ported to PPC, each and every time they are IBrowse 2.3 (works fine but But, look a little closer and you sound cards or other types are title bar and borders can be a flat elements have been improved needed. JIT emulation causes problems on exit but this will see subtle changes and widely available at reasonable colour of your choice or a user and new features have been "remembers" sequences of too is now sorted). 68881/68882 improvements. The title bar has costs compared to Amiga defined gradient. The gradient added. Some enhancements are recently translated instructions FPU instructions are not a 3D gradient, a boing ball at the specific hardware (which is manager is very powerful, obvious straight away, you will so repetitive code can be currently emulated by the left hand end and a message produced in low quantities). At gradients can be rendered at any find others as you explore the emulated much more efficiently. interpreted emulator. As a result reads "Copyright (C) 1985-2003 this stage of development only a Internet preferences configures the built-in TCP/IP stack. angle and both convex and new OS and some are hidden Because most programs contain any program using FPU Amiga, Inc. and Hyperion limited number of drivers are The network connection is available from boot up. concave effects are possible TOTAL AMIGA
giving window borders and you to enable or disable some of functions, you may have seen gadgets an enhanced "3D" look. the new features of Intuition, (the the screenshots we published in There are various options for the part of the operating system that earlier issues of Total Amiga. design and size of window looks after screens and These are the "classic" Amiga programs that I have tried and work Currently I have an old IDE border gadgets (for example the windows) in OS 4. Windows can fine, not exactly a long list but an initial installation to get myself driver on my AmigaOne which close and depth gadgets) and now be dragged off the edges of up and running using most programs I use on a daily basis.
means MediaToolbox cannot run, the window title can be set to the screen (to quickly make more other AmigaOne betatesters are appear in the centre of the drag space), you can never drag a now running a new driver which bar. The edges of each window window so it cannot be moved Quake (OS4 native, software rendered) works with MediaToolbox among are subtly shaded which blends back into view. You can opt to Quake II (OS4 native, Warp3D) numerous other improvements.
into the gradient finishing off the keep the contents of a window Soliton (68K Solitaire workbench game) look perfectly.
visible as it is moved or re-sized, I found this worked smoothly The look of the various gadget Amiga Writer 2.2 (68K Word Processor) even with the early version of the Ironically you can't use Partition types used within program Final Writer 5.03(68K Word Processor) graphics library and Picasso 96 I Wizard to partition your hard disk windows (buttons, lists, cycles Fiasco 2.2 (68K Database) but it does provide many useful etc.) are all configurable and the Money Matters 4.02 (68K Finances/Money management program) functions for both FFS and SFS same settings apply to both Palette - This preferences
TurboCalc 4.0 (68K Spreadsheet) partitions. For both file systems GadTools and Reaction program is now used only to Cybershow 9.5a (68K Image viewing program) you can check the partition for programs. Gadget borders can define the colours available in Photo Album 6.6 (68K Image management program) corruption, repair any problems be either flat, standard 3D or a the Workbench screen palette, Photogenics 5 (68K Image manipulation and painting program) that are found, and recover softer "Xen" look. All gadgets the functions to set the colour of previously deleted files. There is can be given a gradient effect window and screen items have IBrowse 2.3 (68K Browser) also an optimise (defrag) option and by default have an almost been moved to GUI preferences. Simplemail 0.21 (68K and OS4 native versions Mail program) for FFS partitions only. Partition "brushed aluminium" look. The The palette preferences editor AmFTP 1.90 (68K FTP client) Wizard brings some essential options for scroller gadgets both now has options to lock BlackIRC 1.1 (68K IRC program) data security functions to in window borders and within an particular colours in the palette AmigaOS that were only application's interface are (similar to FullPalette if you have previously available with third- particularly extensive, you'll have used that utility) but you probably ARcalc 2.0 (68K Calculator) party software (if at all).
hours of fun tweaking your knob will not need to use them on an SnoopDos 3.0 (68K System snooper to help find your problems) settings! One option you'll AmigaOne (which has a graphics SGrab 1.22 (68K Screen/Window image grabbing tool) Key "Classic" Amiga applications (including those using MUI) run under emulation on AmigaOS 4. Here I'm running my favourite Internet programs, SimpleMail and IBrowse. immediately notice is that, in a card by default).
AmiDiction 2.6a (68K on-line dictionary) tabbed window, the active tab is the look of public screens There are also two other new can be customised to your on Amidock which gives you The "Repertoire" window shows The latest version of the Magic now highlighted with a colour, PopupMenu - From what I can
opened by applications. You can prefs programs that are not yet heart's content.
access to different screens all the characters within a font User Interface is included with once again a gradient effect can tell, this is the preferences choose to give them the default implemented on the relatively old running. You may have for and enables you to view different AmigaOS 4 for backwards program for PopupMenu.library OS 4 look or a customised set of version of OS 4 I have on my Dockies either add a new example Photogenics, Final unicode character sets and compatibility with the many which is now included with OS 4. GUI settings. There is also the AmigaOne. Amigainput will, I interactive icon to a dock or add Writer and say Quake running on pages. For most users the existing MUI applications. MUI In OS 4 the system menus used This library enables developers facility to create your own screen understand, enable gaming new features, they are supplied their own screens and by clicking important point is that OS 4 now has had a few enhancements by almost all Amiga programs to implement pop-up menus in definitions (including devices such as joysticks and as separate files in the on the "Access" icon on Amidock natively supports TrueType fonts since the last public release (3.8) receive a huge makeover. Many their programs, an example of screenmode, palette and GUI joypads to be configured. The tools/dockies directory. Several you get a list up of all those which are widely available both these include splitting up the of the options now available are this is AmiDock where you can style), perhaps so you could other is USB prefs which I dockies have configuration screens, clicking on any of the commercially and as freeware.
built-in and third-party similar to the popular hack use a pop up menu to configure create additional screens for mention in the drivers section.
options, these are accessible by named screens takes you to that preference options, more MagicMenu, but, of course, now individual items in the dock. In applications and utilities that do right clicking on the docky's icon. screen. It's very simple, but good The other key feature of the new configurable bubble help and cleanly implemented in the OS. the preferences program you can not have the option to open their Some of the more interesting to see something like this font engine is anti-aliasing, this several new options for pop-up Menus can be set to appear at configure the look and the own screen. However, I was not ones that come with OS4 included within the OS.
helps remove pixelisation from and program menus. The the top of the screen, under the operation of these menus, this is able to get this to work, I do not As we mentioned earlier include: Clock displays an fonts making them easier to read version of MUI supplied with OS mouse pointer or at the top of independent from the OS menus know if the version I have is Amidock has been vastly analogue clock icon in the dock at small sizes and look smoother 4 has been configured with a the screen only when the pointer used by most programs. Options limited or if I've missed the point! improved over the OS 3.9 which shows the current time, at large sizes. Anti-aliasing look that complements the is in the screen title bar. The include the spacing of menu version, the improvements come there is even a second hand that The new TypeManager program works by softening the edge of a default settings in GUI prefs.
menu background can be items, borders and text styles.
Time - This preferences program in two main areas, many more
moves in realtime. Lens is a is used to make Truetype fonts character with grey pixels coloured and there is also a now has the option to update the configuration options and a small icon that shows a available to the operating system (assuming black text on a white transparency option. All that you Screens - I think this program is
time from a network time server.
selection of plug-in "dockies".
magnified portion of the and programs. For each installed background) this fools the eye could do with MagicMenu, OS 4 designed to let you customise workbench screen under the font you can bring up a "Sample into seeing a smoother edge Oh boy, I can't wait for this adds the option to give the In addition to the icon display position of the mouse pointer, an text" window which shows some because the "jaggies" are product to hit the masses! As I menus rounded corners and to from OS 3.9, Amidock now has option allows a larger area to be text in that font (the startup- disguised. Anti-aliasing can be stated earlier, it is a familiar fill them with a gradient. two other modes: text that shows displayed within the dock. One of sequence by default), you can disabled in the Font preferences friend that has been given a just the name of each item and the most useful dockies is program if you don't like it.
The options in the "Control" change the size and experiment massive speed increase, a new button which has a border "SubDocks", this adds an icon section of the GUI prefs allow with anti-aliasing and kerning modern styling makeover and around each name. These new which pops up a new dock so options. If you have a font fetish extra functionallity. Amiga OS modes are useful if you need to you can organise your programs you'll love the "Modify Font" has at last got that "new" feel fit many dock items in a small into categories. Minimizer shows window which gives you a huge This is essentially an enhanced about it, something I haven't space. The font used for item how dockies can add a new amount of information about version of Editpad, the simple experienced myself since the names can be changed and feature to a whole dock, in this each font. If you wish you can text editor supplied with OS3.5 change from Amiga OS2.X to antialiased fonts are used. case it minimises the dock to its create bitmaps of various font and later. Notepad has new undo OS3.X, but even then I think the Besides the different background drag-bar after the pointer has sizes but we found font rendering and redo commands and the find change is much greater this images a variable transparency moved away from the dock for a to be so fast on the AmigaOne and replace feature has been time. I don't know if it's going to can be set which reveals the few seconds (even the delay is that you probably will not need improved with backwards, from put Amiga "back on the map" as backdrop behind the dock. The configurable). We understand to. The attributes of the selected top and wildcard options.
it were, as that depends on so dragbar can be switched off that third party developers will be font are displayed and you can many other factors. OS4 will GUI Preferences offers powerful giving the dock a cleaner look, able to program new dockies to change them if you wish make all of us who use Amigas control over the look of windows, you can also remove the border. expand Amidock even further. A (although they should already be very happy bunnies indeed and screens and programs using All These settings can be applied new tool "Access" now resides set correctly by the designer). Mediatoolbox is the replacement that's a great start! Reaction or GadTools interfaces. to individual docks so each one for HDToolbox which has many TOTAL AMIGA
Timber Tower
the case was complete. I cut slots in the right hand side panel to allow some venting for the I bought 3 toggle switches from blizzard fan which would be right Maplin, the large one replaced up against the wood otherwise. the push switch on the AT power Unfortunately, I started off cutting supply. The modem's 12 volt Nick Elliott wanted a tower that fitted his expanded A1200 the grooves too close together, power lead is routed through the perfectly, so he got out his carpentry tools. and the wood broke! An extra first small switch, the next is a millimetre between the slots spring-loaded switch attached to seemed entirely appropriate for a fixed that. Finally, the top side of the reset point on the hen I first tried to put my ‘retro' computer. So I built my the top and bottom panels were motherboard (see the boxout) A1200 in a tower case, I Amiga a wooden case, here's rounded over with the router. and the last is connected my discovered that the motherboard The front face panel was cut to monitor switcher from Eyetech. with a Blizzard 1240 attached is size. I decided to use toggle Happily, the switch on this about 4cm longer than the switches as they fitted the ‘retro' already matched the other standard ATX housing. No look, but I felt they would be switches, so there was no need problem, however, as I managed I decided to use ‘pineboard' as vulnerable if they weren't to replace it. Over sized recess to squeeze the computer in on the raw material, which is recessed. To achieve this, I holes were needed in the rear of the diagonal. Unfortunately, basically lots of thin strips of pine marked out an area on the front the wooden switch plate to allow when I bought a Mediator and glued together, cut into large panel, drilled a hole inside it and, the switches to actually poke Voodoo card a few years later, sheets and planed flat. I chose it using the jigsaw, cut from this through the 18mm thick wood. this somewhat clumsy solution because it's cheap, gives a nicer hole around the area. The edge The LEDs that were originally no longer worked and for the end product than MDF, chipboard was rounded over to finish. fitted to the 1200 motherboard next 2½ years, my Amiga and the like, and, being a Lastly, a door was cut and were seated on their own mini existed as a collection of circuit softwood, is easy to work with. I Nick custom built rounded over to hide the drive board with resistors in situ. To boards, drives and cables got mine from my local hardware his tower to house his bay and hinges, a catch and a avoid the need for this, I ordered spread out across my desk. shop, although it's also available A1200 system with Mediator handle from the hardware shop mini LEDs from Maplin with built- Behind the door, a CD-ROM, CD writer and modem are Eventually, the build-up of dust (and more expensive) at DIY PCI busboard. were fitted.
in resistance which can be installed. The floppy drive is behind the neatly routed slot. and the risk of something getting stores. The width of the design connected direct to the shielding in place as it gives the floppy from an off-cut of ply- damaged forced me to take was dictated by the standard motherboard pins. The 2 HD do this because the side panel I've said here has been good protection to the underside wood and after carefully action. I'm sure the cases drive bays plus the frame to LEDs are of the same type. To interesting and perhaps even of the board. The 2 CD drives measuring up, routed out a designed for Amigas work well support everything, plus the 2 find out where on the HD to inspired you to create your own were then bolted to the frame, groove for the disk. The eject but they always seemed a little sides. The height was given by Because I list carpentry as attach them, I went to the tower case. If you're unclear starting at the top and working button was made from a piece of expensive, whilst normal PC the motherboard plus one of my hobbies, I had quite manufacturers website and typed about anything or have any down. I had to recess the bolts dowel. This face plate was ones were never the right size. I accelerator. I could have made a few tools at my disposal. the serial number into the search The case is certainly sturdy and questions, you can find me on because I didn't have ones long definitely the most fiddly bit of do a little carpentry in my spare the tower just deep enough to Not all of them were box. In both cases, a offers good protection for the the Total Amiga mailing list.
enough to go through the the whole construction. With the time anyway, and wood is house the motherboard plus the necessary but the more you specification sheet listed the computer. There is space for the thickness of the frame. My drive bay completed, I could relatively cheap, easy to CD drives, but I have several can get, the easier it is to connections. LEDs are diodes, 4th PCI slot to be used if I buy a modem is coincidentally the make the rest of the frame. A construct to an exact size and ‘dongles' hanging off the back of produce good results. I used: which means they need to be TV card in the future; a major the motherboard such as my PC same width as the CD drives and thin piece of wood was trimmed connected the correct way upgrade, however, might require Reset Switch
Router - Probably the most
mouse adaptor and I wanted to mounting it in the front enables to size at the back to support the round, but getting it wrong won't a bit more thought. I doubt specialist power tool, but it hurt anything - they just won't though whether much more ".my Amiga existed as a collection of makes a huge difference to light up, so I just fitted them by money will be spent on my trusty Whilst I had no problems, The Exterior
what you can achieve. If you trial and error. They were all 1200 - hopefully either a everything you do is obviously circuit boards, drives and cables do get one, this more than fitted in the front panel in the Pegasos or AmigaOne will vying Once the frame was built, I could at your own risk.
anything is worth spending as same way as the switches - a for my cash. The insulating for the first time take spread out across my desk." much as you can afford on - You should ensure everything 3mm hole drilled through from properties of 18mm thick wood measurements and determine accuracy is everything.
is unplugged before starting the front and a larger one drilled means that cooling could be a the final size of the tower. I was contain these within the case, so me to see exactly what's ‘coming any work on your computer. I Jigsaw - Makes light work of
part way through from the rear. I problem. The Voodoo card then able to cut the top, bottom I added an extra 100mm at the and going'. It didn't have any shouldn't think sawdust is cutting curves but a small had a spare 12v fan which I fitted seems to generate most of the and side panels. The left side A few years ago, I read in back and added a false rear. mounting holes but a piece of very good for any bits of hand saw will work just as towards the rear to aid air heat although I've had no panel was cut 20mm taller than Amiga Format about a hack This meant I had to make extra board cut to width and secured computer, but hard disks, circulation; more about this later.
problems from it so far. Although the frame height and 10mm you can make to a 1200 leads to take the connections in beneath it held it securely. floppy and CD drives are it's all a bit subjective, my CD deep grooves were routed in the Circular Saw - Better for the
motherboard to fit a reset to the motherboard, but I think Attached to the underside of this particularly sensitive – I left writer seemed to perform better left side of the top and bottom straight cuts than a jigsaw, but Round the Back
switch. There are several Test the benefit of a clean enclosed is a caddy from an old PC tower, my drives in the kitchen and when it was cooler. I find putting pieces and corresponding rails again a hand saw will be fine Points (TP) around the board, rear is worth it. I think these containing my floppy and hard went through to take To save myself time, I fitted a the CDR in the drive at the last routed in the left panel, enabling if you're careful.
presumably left over from things look better if there are no drives. I made a face plate for measurements rather than hacked off rear panel from an old minute and not performing a test- it to be slid out for access once development, and when the screws on the outside, so that bring them into the garage.
Drill/Driver - Essential, but
tower case I had. I could then fit write helps, but I do seem to left-most 2 pins on TP 1 (in meant a frame construction, with any old cheap one will do. A some of the connections direct to have had more skippy audio front of the PCMCIA socket) If you are brave enough to panels screwed on from the Parts List
pillar drill is a nice luxury if this, or in pre-drilled blanking disks just lately! Perhaps when I are connected, the computer take a soldering iron to your inside. That also enables a side plates from Maplin. In addition to upgrade to broadband, I will resets. God knows how that motherboard, heat sinks panel to be removed without the remove the modem, separate the In addition to various off-cuts of wood I had laying around and short carrier leads from the was discovered! You have to made from earthed crocodile Soldering Iron - A small one
thing collapsing. 2 CD drives and put a fan cables and the rear plate from an old tower case, I used: motherboard, connections were melt and remove the solder in clips can help protect for delicate work is better for required for the power supply, between them. I'm also the 2 points, and then attach sensitive components up- and The Basics
1600x600x18mm pineboard sound card, external SCSI considering a 2nd fan in the case either 2 bits of wire, or in my down-stream from the area 2400x33x18mm pine Chisels - Make sure they're
connector, modem power supply, to provide some proper case I attached a small 2-pin you're workng on.
I started by constructing the right Hinges, catch and door handle sharp, or they'll do more harm modem rj45 lead and network circulation. Making the short PCB header. Having a reset side of the frame and attaching Toggle switch large Although safety goggles might card. Actually, I still haven't connecting leads to fix to the switch is useful, but if you do the motherboard to it. There are Toggle switches small look like the least important made all of these yet; I'm getting back plate is a hassle and adds decide to give it a go, BE enough holes in the latter to Safety Goggles - They're the
item on my list of tools, by just passing some of the to the expense, but as I said, I CAREFUL. It's a tense few enable it to be securely screwed cheapest item here, but Bits to make connecting cables there's no way I'd do without leads into the case and think it's worth it to have a clean minutes whilst you reconnect in place, and I left the lower probably the one thing you them, even for drilling holes.
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the first time. At this point a their functionality is also requester appears asking for duplicated in the main program your details and a serial number, menus. These context menus this personalises your copy. The 30 Whitegate Way, are particularly handy in the main PhotoFolio window then directory list and also for the opens, dominating the window is proofs in the browse window. Add £1.00 UK postage per item. Make cheques payable to Kicksoft Ltd.
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We accept Solo, Switch, Mastercard & Visa Drag and drop is used to re- three groups, Family, Work and settings window. PhotoFolio can organise the directory list and to SEAL for my images. Within the generate a list of the selected enable intuitive moving of proofs SEAL group I have categories image files for those viewers that between browse windows (and for "Meetings", "Shows" and need it to handle multiple file thus directories).
"Total Amiga". Once your photos names. The final option is to use have been categorised you can a built-in viewer which uses the use the attributes panel (which mysticview.library this offers opens on the left of the browse more scaling options, a handy Double clicking on any directory window) to filter the proofs zoom feature and mouse in your list brings up a browse shown to a particular category or panning but does not have the window that displays a small categories. Another attribute image processing options of the proof (thumbnail) for each image option is to mark images as alternative internal viewer.
in the directory. While PhotoFolio "questionable", these can then can generate the proof images be hidden by default using a You can use PhotoFolio more on-the-fly when you open a preferences option. simply as an image browser and browse window, a more efficient viewer launched from a file way of working is to generate manager such as Directory Opus proof files and save them to disk. by calling it with a shell Proofs can either reside within Double clicking on a proof opens command including the directory the image directory (non-linked) the associated image within an you wish to view as the or be placed elsewhere on your image viewer, there are several argument. A browse window hard disk where they are linked options so you can customise showing that directory will then to the original images (you can The settings window is used to configure PhotoFolio. the view to your preferences. be opened without showing the select a default path for proofs in This page shows the options for the "Browse" windows. The simple built-in viewer shows initial list window. Another option settings). An option is available the image in a window scaled to included is the directory viewer, running the "Make Proofs" again date was in the EXIF section of to create proofs for all the image fit on the current screen. If you this window enables you to will skip any images that already the image information window) directories you have added to have multiple images selected, explore a file system to find have a proof and simply and none of the selection or sort your list. When linked proofs for previous and next buttons images, clicking on an image in generate any new proofs options work on dates. a particular directory have been appear at the bottom of the the file list shows a thumbnail. required. Secondly functions Particularly when working with created they appear in the main window so all of the selected Then you can get information on allow you to find any proofs digital camera photos the date list under a new section called images can be viewed in turn. the selected image or open it which no longer have an can be important so this seems a Browse windows are the key part of PhotoFolio, they enable you to view proofs of your images. "Proofs". When you open a Options in the image viewer's fully in a view window. Strangely associate images (called strange limitation. This one shows the "Attributes" panel, used to filter the proofs displayed. linked proofs directory or a menu can be used to change the there is no way of transferring a orphaned proofs in PhotoFolio) directory for which non-linked scale (to view the image full size found directory to the path list or and delete them if needed. move between directories within is made clear in the "are you and several modes of operation proofs have been generated the for example), get image opening a browse window.
Finally if you move a directory of a browse window; however the sure" message.
and that results in quite a browse window loads the proofs information or to perform some images on your hard disk the In addition to categorising your program does offer some useful complex program. The much more quickly because they simple image processing The information window gives directory of linked proofs can be images or proofs in directories, HTML Folios
file management tools. Images separation of Proofs and their are already saved scaled to the operations. These include you lots of extra detail about the re-targeted at the new location.
PhotoFolio enables you to add and proofs can be moved or linked images does give more correct size. Each proof "knows" negative, flip, rotate, sharpen HTML pages showing the proofs selected proof and also the several other levels of copied between directories either flexibility, but it does take some the location of the full-size image of images in a browser can be At the top of the browse window and gamma adjustment. If you image to which it is linked. This organisation to your collection. using buttons on the tool bar or time to fully understand. There is so, for example, when you generated using PhotoFolio's is a toolbar with buttons for have processed the image you includes things you would expect Each image can have an owner using drag and drop (but see the a detailed user guide, supplied in double click on a proof the full- "Export as HTML" feature. common actions such as can save your changes either such as the dimensions in pixels, (from 0 to 255, a name can be note below). There are two ways both HTML and PDF formats, size image is loaded for viewing. Options allow the page title and selecting proofs, file operations over-writing the existing file or to file size and bit depth. However associated with each owner), of renaming an image, using a which helps you learn the One problem with the linked information displayed with each and running ARexx scripts. The a new file name.
there is also an EXIF tab which each owner then has up to four context menu option the image program. Once I'd got my head proofs approach could be that image to be customised. You can body of the window is the area shows additional information that groups and each group can have file name becomes editable, around its way of working I now the proofs directory would get Two other viewing options are decide how many columns and where the proofs themselves are is often recorded in the image by up to 22 categories. This enable using the rename toolbar button use PhotoFolio regularly and find out of sync with the real images. available. The first is to use an rows of proofs you want on each displayed. Below each proof a digital camera or other capture PhotoFolio to be used by several opens a new window allowing it very reliable. Of its many PhotoFolio provides two tools to external viewer of your choice page and PhotoFolio will image is its file name, the size in device. Here you can find out people (owners) and each you to rename all the selected features I find the overcome this problem, firstly giving maximum flexibility, in this generate multiple linked pages if pixels and the file size in bytes. information about the camera person can categorise their own images one by one.
comprehensive file management case you need to specify the required. The page can be set to One or more proofs can be used to take the photo (such as images. As an example I have options and the EXIF information program you wish to use in the link to the images in their current selected by clicking on them and Speed Test
When performing file operations the model and manufacturer) display the most useful and location or for the full size there is also the option to select on linked proofs in PhotoFolio and also the settings you made unique. I should also mention the images to be copied into the based on a file name pattern you need to be a little bit careful (or the camera automatically I've been a registered user of powerful ARexx port that should same directory as the HTML and using wild cards. Proofs can be as it isn't always clear whether chose) to take the shot.
PhotoAlbum, an alternative allow PhotoFolio's functionality proof files for easy upload to a sorted in a number of ways just the proof or the proof and picture cataloguing program) to be extended even further. If website. The HTML pages including alphabetically, by size the associated image will be for many years and one thing you have many images to deal created by PhotoFolio are fairly and by file type. Another option effected. For example if you that still impresses me about with it will be well worth spending plain looking and link directly to is a natural sort which tries to rename a proof both it and the In my experience, PhotoFolio is this program is its speed so I the time getting to know each full-size image (rather than correctly sort numbered images associated image are renamed. by far the most feature rich was interested to see how providing a page for each image without leading zeros (so However if you drag and drop a image cataloguing software on PhotoFolio would stack up. To with previous and next buttons). 2_holiday.jpg comes before proof from one browse window to the Amiga. It has many features test it out, I rendered Because the HTML code uses 107_car.jpg, for example). The another only the proof is moved thumbnails of a directory nested tables I found it tricky to selected sort order is shown in and the associated file remains containing 84 mixed IFF and modify the PhotoFolio generated the status bar along the bottom in its original location. I JPEG files totalling 86Mb in pages to integrate within the of the browse window along with understand the reasoning behind management options.
both programs, the results design of my own website. There + Catalogue off-line images (CDs etc.).
the number of images and the this (a proof directory can hold is no option to use a customised number selected.
proofs pointing to several image template file.
directories so there's no way to Oddly, as far as I can tell, there know where the image should be - Conceptually quite
is no way to show a file date in moved to) but it is still rather So while PhotoFolio is slower the browse window of PhotoFolio confusing. Deleting a proof also it's not by an enormous (The only place I could find a Loads of information is available about each image, including PhotoFolio isn't ideal for use as deletes its original image but this - Lack of date functions.
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Most motherboards have multiple USB controllers, these show up in Trident, Poseidon's Fed up with having USB ports on your P C that can't be used within Amithlon? Robert Williams tries Guido Mersmann's strangely named driver for Poseidon that supports many motherboard USB cointrollers. the emulation. Recent releases ArakAttack's preferences that controllers. The USB PCI card respectively. We've discussed mithlon gives you the by Amithlon's author have will make the driver try to turn I tried has five ports and two Poseidon in depth several capability to run AmigaOS enabled many more network off Legacy mode itself. Now the controllers. Then the Poseidon times in Total Amiga so I won't on modern PC hardware in an and sound cards to be used Poseidon USB stack should be stack is put on-line and the go any further here.
almost seamless emulation; and now the USB ports on installed using its installer USB controllers are initialised, however its approach does most PC motherboard are followed by ArakAttack, both where a controller is found for To make USB Human Interface mean that specific drivers are about to be enabled with the programs use the standard devices, such as keyboards needed before common PC release of ArakAttack.
installer. If you are a registered AmithlonUSB.device the "in and mice, compatible with all hardware can be used within ArakAttack user you need to use" flag changes to yes, any Amiga programs Poseidon has ArakAttack is a driver for the select the appropriate option entries that are not initialised to patch into the Amiga's Poseidon USB stack which during installation and copy can be deleted and the Trident input.device which would enables Poseidon to use over your key file.
settings saved.
normally handle the built-in standard UHCI and OHCI keyboard and mouse. To work compatible USB controllers, With everything installed it's properly this normally requires most motherboard USB ports time to setup Poseidon to use an updated input.device to be read image from my digital perhaps this indicates that USB Amithon. My only real gripe and many add-on PCI cards the ArakAttack driver. This is Because it works with loaded by a line at the top of camera's memory cards. An 2.0 support isn't far off! with ArakAttack was the double conform to one of these two accomplished by adding Poseidon, ArakAttack supports the startup-sequence, this line icon appears for the card on registration I had to make but standards. The current version multiple units of the same USB devices as can be added by the Poseidon Workbench as soon as it is now you can buy it with of ArakAttack only supports Need for Speed
AmithlonUSB.device (or other Amiga USB cards using installer. According to the inserted in the reader and Poseidon direct from IOSpirit. USB 1.1 and not the more OpenUSB.device for OpenPCI this stack. This includes mass author of ArakAttack this again this works flawlessly, I ArakAttack seems to offer good Even if you register ArakAttack recent (and faster) USB 2.0 update can cause problems on have had no transfer errors or performance for a USB 1.1 and Poseidon separately it is (which uses an EHCI "I'm really chuffed that ArakAttack Amithlon so he suggests you other problems.
controller although in my still the cheapest way of getting controller). However, All remove it and use a new experience it varies on the USB on an Amithlon system by systems which include USB 2.0 enables me to use Poseidon and my USB USB device and type of some margin. Hopefully USB also support 1.1 and USB 2.0 ArakAttack . E20.00 peripherals on Amithon." HIDClassPatch, supplied with controller. With my Lacie 2.0 support will come in the peripherals are backwards Poseidon (req'd) . E25.00 ArakAttack, instead. I started A simple preferences program Hexadrive memory card reader future but, from a personal compatible so ArakAttack out using this patch but I could is supplied with ArakAttack. and a 32Mb Compact Flash point of view, my current mix of should work fine but will be systems) to the list of available storage device such as Medusa bundle from not get my mouse to work This enables you to adjust the card I achieved a transfer rate peripherals doesn't really slower than a dedicated USB USB controllers on the memory card readers and properly, in fact it worked just amount of startup cache of 776Kb/s (Kilobytes per require it, especially as 2.0 driver. Both ArakAttack and "Hardware" page of Trident portable hard disks, human the same with the patch memory allocated and the second) using the OHCI PCI ArakAttack already offers high Poseidon are shareware with (Poseidon's preferences interface devices like installed or not. I found I had to amount that is added when a card and 472Kb/s with the USB 1.1 speeds. Best of all Poseidon USB stack.
demo versions which time-out program). The reason for keyboards and mice, printers use the new input.device but, new USB device is attached. motherboard's UHCI controller. ArakAttack continues the trend quite quickly so you will need adding multiple entries is that and scanners (with third party so far, I haven't had any There are separate settings for In contrast with a 20Gb USB that Poseidon started of being to register both to use your most PC motherboards and software). If you buy stability problems.
OHCI and UHCI controllers. hard disk the OHCI card top-class reliable software from PC Motherboard with USB USB ports. The demo period USB cards actually include ArakAttack in the Medusa USB Optimal values are explained in achieved 863Kb/s compared to the first release, well done controller or USB PCI card.
should give you enough time to multiple USB controllers, bundle from IOSpirit you get I found the ArakAttack and the documentation, I did some 996Kb/s with the UHCI PowerPCI.library 2.14+ ensure the drivers will work on usually one for each pair of their IOUSB drivers which Poseidon combination to work experimentation and found that your system.
USB ports. For example my enable certain USB scanners very reliably with both the VIA KT400 based board has and digital cameras to work changing the cache size did systems I tried it on. For a six USB ports and three with fxScan and VHIStudio not make a big difference to good test I hooked up my transfer rates. Two other mouse via USB and have been Poseidon is one of my favourite An Amiga with PCI bus board options are found in the Please note that I don't have a using it regularly for weeks with pieces of Amiga software so preferences program: "No system on which to test no ill effects (despite using the OpenPCI.library 1.20+ Power Switching" is used to I'm really chuffed that ArakAttack with OpenPCI so new input.device), I find it hard work around a bug in some ArakAttack enables me to use this review is based on to tell if I have the mouse AMD USB controllers (I did not it and my USB peripherals on experience on Amithlon only.
connected via PS/2 or USB. have an AMD controller to try One positive effect is that the Test Systems
Before installing and this on) and "Legacy" can be mouse wheel now generates Amithlon with contrib3b and configuring ArakAttack and enabled if you have problems proper wheel-up and wheel- updated kernel.
Poseidon you need to make disabling legacy support in + Works with many down events rather than cursor VIA KT266 motherboard sure that your PC is correctly your BIOS (see Installation USB chipsets.
+ Good performance.
key presses as it does by with USB 1.1.
configured. This means going default in Amithlon (I believe VIA KT400 motherboard into the BIOS at start-up and this is configurable but I'd In the preferences program for checking that USB is enabled never taken the time to figure it the latest version of ArakAttack - Confusing HID patch
USB 1.1/2.0 PCI card and USB legacy support is out). My other main use is with (as I type this) there are cache Note: USB 2.0 modes are disabled. If the latter causes The preferences program is used to tweak cache memory a card reader which I use to options for EHCI controllers so - No USB 2.0 support.
not currently supported.
problems there is an option in settings for best performance. TOTAL AMIGA
Audio Evolution 4.0
"The native audio solution for AmigaOS4" New features in 4.0:
• Non-linear editing on the time line, including cut, copy, paste, move, split, trim and crossfade actions • Unlimited undo• Many grid options to align regions• Improved automation editing on time line• Track height adjustment and higher quality waveform display • Metronome with freely adjustable time • Control the mixer remotely with external • Native OS4 effect plug-ins with realtime parameter control and metering • Effect parameter automation• .and many more new features! Looking for a way to use all the be fully automated. Together with power of your PPC processor all other mixing parameters, they with OS4? Audio Evolution 4 can even be controlled remotely, gives you unsurpassed power for using more ergonomic MIDI home-studio recording and editing. The latest release focusses on time- saving non- So, if you are serious about linear and non-destructive audio, please check out the editing, as seen on other Audio Evolution 4 demo, which is platforms. Besides editing, Audio available from our website now! Evolution 4 offers a wide range of realtime effects, including compression, noise gate, delays, reverb, chorus and 3-band EQ. Pricing: 149 Euro.
Whether you put them as inserts Upgrade from AE3: 70 Euro.
on a channel or use them as auxillaries, the effect parameters Release date: within a month
are realtime adjustable and can after OS4 is released.
For more product information, please visit or contact us at Tel. +31 (0)10-4517722 selected cell. If you begin to type the name of this field changes to "Input" showing that you are entering data into the cell. The data you have typed does not appear in the cell until you press Return. You can edit the existing contents of a cell by clicking on it and then in the "Cont." field. Cells There has been a bit of a drought of "office" applications for Plan can hold several different types
the Amiga in the last few years, so Robert Williams is of data including text, numbers, dates and times.
pleased to find a shareware spreadsheet still in active English quick-start guide which To enter a formula into your t's been a while since you will get you going; particularly if spreadsheet first press the could buy a commercial you've used other spreadsheet Escape key which enters a spreadsheet program for the programs before.
formula identifier character into Amiga, but we shouldn't forget the "Input" gadget. Formulas some of the excellent can use constant values (12, shareware software that is 257 etc.) or references to other available and is still being As we've come to expect, cells (A1, G357 etc.). You can actively developed. StarAm StarAm Plan uses the standard use mathematical operators Plan is one such application, Amiga installer utility and (add, subtract, divide, multiply this spreadsheet has a wide makes a drawer for itself during etc.) and also any of StarAm range of features and is installation. If you install an Plan's built-in functions. These available for a very modest updated version it lets you are used to perform more Multiple spreasheets and charts can be opened on the StarAm Plan screen. shareware fee. StarAm Plan is choose which (if any) settings complex mathematical or other Palette windows, such as the Chart and Worksheet managers, can be left open while you work. a German program and you have made should be operations without the need to although the user interface has overwritten by the defaults. The across. They all have three categorises the functions by you can use the "Worksheet know exactly how they work. A been localised for English program's system the cursor by pressing the that is enabled using a menu letter names and I guess they their use and describes them in Manager" window, this shows function takes the following speaking users until recently requirements are minimal, it arrow keys or clicking on item. By default StarAm Plan originated from the German English. Selecting a function all the files loaded in past form: "name(options)", where there was no user guide in should even run on a basic another cell. This is because does not show grid lines meanings as most bear no from this menu inserts it into sessions (files can be removed name is the name of the English, which made it hard to A1200 with some additional StarAm Plan requires you to around its cells, if you enable relation to their function the current formula at the from the list). Files in the function and options are the learn. The package now fast RAM. A dedicated version manually set the area of the described in English. Functions cursor position. Take a look at window can be viewed, hidden pieces of information it needs includes a fairly detailed for Amiga's with an FPU is sheet; rows are added by related to text rather than the box-out for some of the if they are already open, or separated by hash (#) symbols available, so be sure to pressing Return and columns then the grid shows the rows numeric values start with a commonly used functions loaded if not. The "Worksheet (not commas). StarAm Plan's download the correct archive by pressing Tab. Once you and columns that have been dollar ($) symbol so you can available in StarAm Plan.
Manager" can be left open as function names are almost all for your system.
know this has to be done, rows added to the sheet.
recognise them. Fortunately, you work and there is an option totally different to any If the range of built-in functions and columns can be added there is a "Function" menu to keep it in front of other spreadsheet I have come Although StarAm Plan is is not enough, StarAm Plan very quickly. There is also an Near the top of each sheet within the program which StarAm Plan windows.
shareware there are no enables you to create your own option to add rows and window is the "Cont." text field .info limitations or nag-requesters if
functions by entering a formula columns using the arrow keys that shows the contents of the So, what is a spreadsheet?
Making It Easier
you don't register; it's left and defining the inputs it entirely up to your conscience. requires. These then appear in Many features are included to The spreadsheet was one of the first applications to make The registration fee is very the Function manager palette make building your personal computers very popular, especially in business reasonable, so if you use the (which holds only user defined spreadsheet and analysing circles. Suddenly there was a way of performing complex and program please consider functions). Named ranges can data within it easier. While you long winded calculations using a computer in an easy to registering it and supporting be defined for easy insertion of are entering a formula you can understand way. A spreadsheet consists of rows and columns the developer.
cell ranges as can variables click on a cell or range of cells making a grid. Each box made by the grid is called a cell. or StarAm_Plan881.lha which hold a certain text or in the sheet to insert that Usually, columns are given a letter reference and rows a value. Both of these lists have reference into your formula at number reference so you can refer to any cell using a letter their own palette window.
the cursor position. A search Shareware . E15.00 When StarAm Plan starts, you and number code, for example the top left cell would be A1. and replace function is (approx. £10.50) are presented with a small tool Various types of information can be entered into cells including Although it is not possible to available and, like many bar and a blank spreadsheet in values (numbers) and text. Cells can hold formulae that have multiple sheets within one requesters in StarAm Plan, it a separate window. The perform calculations based on the values of other cells, once a StarAm Plan file, there is the can pick up the current range program allows multiple sheets formula has been entered its result is shown in the cell. This is option to group files within a of cells selected in the sheet to be opened at one, each one where the spreadsheet becomes a powerful tool, because if project. A project can then be and search just that area. has its own window. In the you alter a value used by one or more formulae their results set into "3D" mode which Formulas and other cell 3Mb Hard disk space spreadsheet window is blank are automatically updated. This means a spreadsheet can be enables one sheet in the contents can be copied into sheet with column and row used to answer what-if questions and to experiment with project to reference another by Test Systems
other ranges and, if you specify headings, cell A1 is marked by different financial options.
way of a letter code (the first it using the relocate option, any a coloured cursor. If you are sheet is AA, the second AB Over the years' spreadsheets have grown in complexity and cell references in the formula used to other spreadsheets the and so on). If you just want to power, modern programs can draw charts, have a wide range are updated relative to their first thing you will notice is that have easy access to your of built-in formulae and have many formatting and printing new position. A series of you cannot immediately move recently used spreadsheets numbers, months or years can Create number and date series with a few clicks of the mouse. TOTAL AMIGA
StarAm Plan's Functions
The chart options are powerful and allow different types to be To give you an idea of the functions available in StarAm Plan, here are the categories provided (in bold) with the number of functions in each (in brackets). Below the categories are some sample functions but this is only a small selection.
Average, Weighted average, Percentage.
Count (5)
Equal, Greater than, Less than.
Search (8)
Multiple worksheets can be added to a project. Index, Column/Row Ref.
The 3D option allows referencing between sheets. with other applications. By default the program saves be generated in a range of data is displayed in a cell. spreadsheets in its own format cells with a user-defined Firstly you define what type of Linear deprecation, Future value.
with the file extension ".sab". interval. Another option data is within the cell. The Plain text or comma separated transposes the selected range options are text, number, General log, Exponent, Square root.
values (called ".sdf" in StarAm of cells between rows and percentage, date, month, Plan) are the only formats that columns or vice versa, very weekday and time. With that can be imported or exported. handy when dealing with set additional options can be Sine, Arc sine, Tangent, Arc tangent.
The exported files can be imported data. A sort function changed. Numbers can have saved to disk or placed on the for columns of data is provided their number of decimal places, Integer, Round.
clipboard for insertion into but the options are limited to currency symbol (and its another application. Likewise working on text or numbers position), rounding, and sign Boolean (5)
data can be imported from the that opening charts on a 16 bit ordinates" window enables you printing, and if you choose a and ascending or descending, (positive or negative) set. And, Or, Not.
clipboard or a file.
screen would cause the to format the axes of the chart scalable font the text in the this is a feature which could be Dates can be displayed in a computer to hang. I set the as you require and there are printed output looks nice and greatly expanded.
variety of formats, either Weekday, Current date, Current time.
charts to open on a separate 8 options to show different levels smooth. Formatting such as numerically or in words. Finally, Text (20)
bit screen which solved the of grid behind the data. Some text colour and borders are there are protection options This program has really grown chart types have specific retained and the output looks that can be used to stop a cell Find, Length, Upper, Lower.
on me as I used it, initially I The data within a cell or cells options so, for example, you quite nice, the main limitation from being edited or even from Others (13)
On chart types with axes (all of found the odd formula names, can be formatted in a number can set the spacing between being that everything is printed being read on the screen If, Random, Decimals.
them except the pie chart type) rather old fashioned looking of ways. Basic text formatting bars in a bar chart or add error in the same font. I had some multiple data sets can be interface and differences from options are available such as The Format Manager palette You can use this feature, for concentrates on providing a bars to a curve chart.
problems with the printed overlaid and each data set can the Windows spreadsheets I left, right and centre can be used to "pick-up" the all example, to change all the powerful set of calculation and output appearing in the wrong have its own chart type. Your chart settings are saved am used to at work quite off alignments, bold, italics and the formatting options of the headings in your spreadsheet graphing options.
position on the page but this Stacked bar, curve and with the sheet so the chart can putting. However, once I had underline. The width of each selected cell, these are then from blue to green.
could be peculiar to my set-up. function charts can be be recalled at any time, looked at the example column can be adjusted by given an identifying name. The main problem I had with combined in this way, for reflecting any changes made to spreadsheets and learnt some dragging its margin or entering Selecting another cell and While StarAm Plan has a good StarAm Plan's printing is that example you could overlay a the data in the spreadsheet. of the basics from the English a pixel value. There is also an double clicking on the format in range of formatting options, it's Often a graph or chart can put there is no print preview option line over a bar chart. Both right Charts can be saved as an IFF Quick Start guide I was automatic feature that sets the the palette will apply those not in the same league os over information much more so preparing a document for and left "Y" axes can be used file for insertion into other pleased to find it has many width to the widest contents settings to the selected cell. some of the Windows effectively than a page full of printing tends to need several and you can choose to which documents. You can also print powerful functions and in when you double click the Even more cleverly, if you then spreadsheets you might have numbers. So it's good to see trial runs before you get axis a data set is mapped. In a chart from within StarAm general works very well. Even margin. Text can be given a change the options associated used that have been designed that StarAm Plan's charting everything to fit properly. I addition to plotting data from Plan, but separately rather than the printing options were much colour from a choice of seven with that format all the cells to produce "presentation" type options provide many ways to would also be nice to have the the spreadsheet it is also as part of the data better than they first appeared. which are defined in an options given the format will change. output. StarAm Plan display your data in a more facility of carrying a number of possible to plot lines based on So long as you don't expect a window. Annoyingly the colours graphical manner. There are header rows or columns onto a formula using the "function" 15Euro shareware product to are only given a number in the eight basic chart types subsequent printed pages for chart type. Axis values and be be a complete clone of MS formatting menu so I hope you including pie, bar, line and automatically generated or Excel I think most home users have got a good memory! A area. StarAm Plan cannot manually set and there are StarAm Plan provides only a (and many professionals) will border can be added to one or display a chart within the separate Logarithmic options limited set of printing options find StarAm Plan will fulfil their more sides of a cell but only spreadsheet so any charts for "X" and "Y" axes.
with two printing modes, spreadsheet needs.
Unfortunately, StarAm Plan one style, a single pixel black (and you can have as many as "Quality" or "Fast". Fast uses only has a limited range of line, is available. Borders can you like) using the data in the The chart formatting options the font built into your printer options for exchanging its data be added quickly around a sheet are listed in the chart are pretty comprehensive, to and basically does a text dump range of cells but if you apply a window. Like many windows start with, as you would expect, of the spreadsheet, none of the border to the top of one cell within StarAm Plan, the chart you can set a chart title and formatting you set is taken into and the bottom of the one window can be left open while add a legend to identify each account. Header and footer + Powerful functions.
above it (for example) you get you work. If a new sheet is data set. The size and font of text can be specified and is + Flexible charting.
a double line which makes selected the window updates + Low price.
each of the text elements of printed on each page, you can neat formatting a bit fiddly. I to display the charts for the the chart can be changed to enter place holders so StarAm couldn't find a way to change a currently active sheet. Charts any Amiga font (bitmap or Plan automatically inserts the - Few "presentation"
cell's background colour.
can be viewed either in a scalable) installed on your page number, date and other window along with the - No print preview.
system. Bar and pie chart variables. Quality printing Other formatting options spreadsheets or on a separate types can have a 3D effect enables you to choose any - Little file compatibility.
enable you to change the way These window handling options help control multiple sheets screen. On my system I found open on the StarAm Plan screen. applied. The "System of co- installed font and size for TOTAL AMIGA
of power-ups and weapons to collect, also winning races No shortage of variety, two .info Amiga Arena
earns you money to upgrade highlights of Amiga Arena your car. Rocketz - a two Games Edition are player variation of the classic Dawnbringer's BabeAnoid and game "Thrust" in which you the classic adventure, Beneath must guide your ship through a a Steel Sky. set of caverns fighting the effects of inertia as well as your enemy. Rocketz is slickly Looking for some entertainment? With over 50 games Robert Williams thinks this CD produced with a variety of should brighten up those dark winter evenings! levels and armament options for your ship. Babeanoid - this game takes the "bat and ball" genre to the extreme, you'll never have seen so many brick and developers. Some games contents and a collection of ver the last few years, are supplied ready to be run HTML files which list all the Amiga Arena have been straight from the CD, others games included sorted by coming to agreements with must be installed and some are genre. Each game has some types, power-ups and special authors and publishers to in ADF format so they can be information including the effects before! The graphics make some of their commercial played on UAE or floppy disks developer, subject, language look great and have the hand- and shareware software can be created for use on "real" and many have an Tested on A1200 and pixeled style of many classic products available freely from Amiga hardware. ADF-Blitzer is accompanying screenshot. For Amiga games. Both positive Board and Puzzle
the Amiga Arena website. The included in the "Tools" drawer, some games additional and negative "power-ups" fall Test Systems
list of titles includes many this is a GUI based utility which information such as cheat down the screen to be Another strong section, with source and available for many I'm informed by Amiga Arena games, and with this CD, can write an ADF file to a codes or installation collected and include multi-ball, plenty of puzzle games to keep platforms so you can compete that the CD has been Blizzard ‘030 50Mhz Amiga Arena have collected floppy disk. Some of the games instructions have been bigger bat and a bizarre effect the old little grey cells warmed with players on other upgraded since our review together many of the games which cannot be run from the included on the CD.
where the whole screen waves up. Doktor - what games computers too. An Amiga client copy was produced so into a convenient distribution. CD can be installed on your while the game continues! collection would be complete Supplied by
and server are supplied on the hopefully these minor problems The disc is supplied in a plastic hard disk with the shareware At the top level of the CD the without a Tetris clone? This CD; the client has a neat MUI have been cleared up. I should DVD box with a professional WHDLoad package. WHDLoad games are arranged in one has really nice graphics interface with plenty of options.
also point out that most of the looking printed insert; the CD installers for many of the categories based on their and a two player option. games on this CD are itself is a recordable disc to games on the CD are included, distribution method, these are This section includes two Beambender - This is a fun designed to use the Amiga allow for frequent updates. In as is a copy of WHDLoad ADF, CD (games that were commercial titles that most game in which you must place chipset for graphics, so if you fact an updated version has itself. A special deal has been originally distributed on CD) Amiga users will recognise mirrors and other objects on a Various management games only have graphics card output already been released since arranged with WHDLoad's and HD installable. The immediately both of which are board to guide beams of light are included, you can be a film or use Amithlon then very few we got our review copy.
authors so owners of this CD games in each of these from Revolution Software who to reach an exit door. studio executive in Hollywood can register for 10 Euro, half drawers are then divided into have produced some of the Unfortunately this is one of the Manager, a holiday organiser in The games on the CD are What's on the CD?
the normal price. genres such as Action, best graphical adventure games with no English Flamingo tours and, of course, indexed on nicely formatted Adventure and Platform. Some games. Lure of the Tempress - documentation but which a bit a football manager in Samba HTML pages. Some games Over fifty games are included Documentation on the disc games appear in more than In this game you're set the of patience you should be able Partie World Cup. While many of the games on have handy additional on the CD which comprise consists of a readme in each one category, for example both mission of saving your village to work out what to do! Unfortunately (for those of us this CD can now be found information too. many different genres, ages directory which describes its CD and ADF versions of from the evil tempress of the who only speak English) these freely on the Internet it's great Beneath a Steel Sky are title. This is a point-and-click games are only available in to have them all collected adventure title with some real- German. The only together in one place. The time fighting sequences. Lure A variety of platform games management sim supplied in quality and depth of the titles of the temptress is a quality which provide different takes English is Tactical Manager, does vary quite a lot, however production and worth playing on this classic genre. I enjoyed another Football game.
amongst the 50 or so included With so many games on this even if it isn't quite up to the Monty the Wolf which is a you're bound to find a few you CD I couldn't possibly even standards of Revolution's later vertical platformer where the really like. With the latest mention each one in this title. Beneath a Steel Sky - aim is to collect jewels. Among version of the CD even more review, so here are some of this classic adventure was it's unusual features are a Generally I found this CD to be games have been added so the highlights of each section highly rated when it was bouncy ball as a weapon and well produced, however a there's an even wider choice. released and stands up well items that can be picked up couple of games did not work, Amiga Arena Games Edition is today thanks to its attractive and moved around the levels Burnout reported a missing file a well put-together disc at a cartoon graphics which have a giving an additional puzzle and the HD version of Lure of very reasonable price.
hand painted look, amusing element to the game play.
the Temptress was set-up to The action category is packed dialogue and reasonably use the JST loader system not with fun and diverting games logical puzzles. The game has included on the CD. However and, in my opinion, is one of a science fiction story line with the strongest in this collection. you cast as Robert Foster, an Four games make up the Some of the games included exile who is trying to find his strategy section these include: are: RoadKill - a fast-paced + Wide range of games origins in a totalitarian city Imperium Terranum II - this top-down view car racing game while avoiding the police. appears to be a space trading + Well Organised and with a choice of vehicles. In Amiga Arena provide both the game in the style of Elite. addition to your driving skills CD32 (CD) and floppy versions FreeCiv - this is a turn based you can also beat your + Low Price.
of BaSS on this disc, the CD32 strategy game in the style of opponents by knocking them version has the advantage of the classic Civilisation, the Cons
Variable game quality.
off the track or with a variety of full spoken dialogue which difference here is that you can weapons! The longevity of the enhances the experience.
play on-line with opponents all game is extended by a variety over the world. FreeCiv is open TOTAL AMIGA
PD Paradise rxMUI 32.9/40.0Developer: Alfonso Ranieri License: Freeware
AmigaOS 3+, MUI 3.8+, various MUI custom classes.
Rexx is one of the hidden Developer/Autodocs/ directory of gems of AmigaOS, it is a your MUI installation. An autodoc flexible interpreted programming reader such as Martin's Reader language that allows simple programs to be written in text/misc/MartinsReader.lha) is Developer: Pawel Stefanski License: Freeware
minutes. What makes ARexx so useful for dealing with the MUI great is its ability to integrate Reqirements: AmigaOS 3+ or MorphOS, datatypes.
with programs with an ARexx Even if you've programmed with port and the option to add ARexx before, the description of function libraries which s you might guess from the rxMUI so far may sound a little seamlessly add additional name, this is a simple daunting, and its true that getting capabilities to the language. One picture viewing utility; however it started does require you to learn feature lacking in the basic is a bit different in having a file One of my first scripts using rxMUI. A simple GUI like this doesn't some new concepts. However, ARexx distribution is the facility browser as part of the interface. take long to program and benefits from MUI's features. there is a saving grace in the to create graphical user When you run MiniShowPicutre number and variety of example interfaces, so a user can position and most have a flexible palettes and utilities with minimal it opens a MUI window scripts provided which number comfortably interact with the size, this means your GUI will be interfaces. MysticView.mcc consisting of a large picture no less than 75! The examples ARexx program. Over the years font-sensitive and resizeable with inserts a powerful image viewer viewing area on the left and a file provided range from very simple, several solutions to this problem no additional effort. rxMUI does into your interface. TheBar.mcc list on the right. At the top of the with one or two objects, to have been released and in this not include a graphical interface lets you create graphical toolbars file list you can select a directory, complete small applications review I'm looking at rxMUI, an builder so getting a GUI right can which can be repositioned within and the list displays all the files using multiple custom classes. ARexx function library that be a bit fiddly. I find it best to the program window. When the and sub-directories within it. There seems to be at least one allows an ARexx script to build a plan out what I want on paper GUI is completely defined a Double clicking on a sub- example using each custom Magic User Interface GUI.
first, working out what groups are single function call causes rxMUI directory opens it in the file list class. In many cases you will be required, and then commit the to scan the tree you have and a parent button are provided When you add rxMUI.library to able to base your GUI quite design to code. As ARexx scripts defined and build-up the so you can browse to any your script a range of new closely on one of the examples don't need to be compiled it's directory on the current volume. functions becomes available. or at least use the basic easy to run a work-in-progress Images can be browsed entirely One of the aims of rxMUI's With the interface built the next structure. If you do make an script and make adjustments as from the keyboard: the up and programmer is to bring some of job is to define what actions will error in your script, rxMUI takes down arrows select files and MUI's object oriented occur when the user interacts care of things behind the scenes. directories in the list, pressing programming philosophy to One of the best things about with it. This is done using the This means it should not be the right arrow with a sub- The file list enables you to quickly browse through your images. ARexx, so a user interface is rxMUI is that it supports all MUI's "Notify" function. Notifications possible to crash the Amiga or directory selected enters that built from a collection of objects features and many of the third can be set on a gadget so that corrupt memory, instead an error Fortunately, there is a "are you aspects of MiniShowPicture. generally that doesn't bother directory and left arrow opens which have attributes (a piece of party MUI custom classes that when a specified attribute requester pops up with a the parent directory.
sure" message.
Here you can choose to open me. For example, personally I information related to an object, have been released. Functions changes an action will be carried description of the problem and a one or both of the "My best." have no real need for the for example the name of a are supplied to create most basic out. The action could be to run a line reference for debugging. If When you click on an image in The "My best pictures" window windows and set that the image processing features that button) and methods (an action objects (including buttons, subroutine within the script or to you are still having problems the file list, it is displayed in the enables you to keep a list of image should be scaled to fit in are included in some image they can be asked to perform, for labels, string gadgets and check issue one or more ARexx there is an rxMUI mailing list on viewing area. MiniShowPicture your most often viewed images the viewing area. If scaling is viewers. However, there is one example a list could be boxes) that you will need in your instructions. It is possible to pick Yahoo Groups which is read by uses datatypes so all image for easy access, regardless of selected you can decide feature missing from this refreshed). To build a user GUI using one line of code. More up attributes within these the author and several formats that have a datatype where they are located on your whether the image's aspect program that I find essential. If interface you build up a tree-like complex objects such as lists, instructions so you can make experienced rxMUI coders who installed on your system are hard disk. This feature works ratio should be maintained or if you choose to view the image structure within interrelated tabbed views, gauges and one gadget effect another should be able to answer your supported. With the correct rather like a web browser it should be stretched to fit the at full size it is not possible to ARexx stem variables that custom classes are created by without loads of additional code. datatype MSP can even be hotlist, you simply click the defining a new object of the For example it is possible to scroll, so images larger than defines all the objects within Of all the ARexx GUI solutions I used to view icons and ".a great way of browsing the images on interface. The tree is started with required class and setting its make a list view with the facility the screen cannot be viewed have used rxMUI is certainly the Postscript files. The last two an application object which has attributes. Custom classes to add, delete and move rows properly. You can scale the most powerful. Once I was used enable powerful features to be only with Notify commands.
buttons in the main window your system that I've not seen in an Amiga attributes that define the image to view it all but, to the methodology I found I added to a GUI with all the enable the selected image to application. Then windows can obviously, you don't get all the Documentation for rxMUI is could produce quite complex be added and within each one programming already take care be deleted or copied to another details. I would also like to see supplied in HTML and GUIs quickly and many GUI groups of gadgets. Gadgets can of. To give you an idea of the directory. One quibble I had is "Add" button while viewing a space. Unusually you can options to rotate and rename AmigaGuide formats. It provides actions could be handled by the be arranged horizontally or flexibility they offer here are that delete has the keyboard picture to add it to the list. Any leave the preference's window images within the program, a useful reference guide but is notifications system without vertically within a group and some of the classes supported short-cut of spacebar which is image in the "My best pictures" open while viewing images and rather lacking in tutorial content. both of these options are very needing lots of code. By using groups can be nested within one by rxMUI: CompactWindow.mcc often the "next image" key in window can be displayed by the options I have mentioned All the functions are described handy for digital camera users.
MUI the GUI gets cool features another making very complex is a replacement for MUI's other image viewers, so it's clicking on its name. The with examples and the basics of so far take effect immediately like customisation, font- arrangements possible. Within window class which creates easy to press by mistake. object creation, notifications and contents of the list can be MiniShowPicture has . In they are selected. Other sensitivity and resizeability MUI gadgets do not have a set small borderless windows for object handling are explained. without any additional saved and loaded at any time general, its simple design options available include which Each of the MUI classes programming effort. Finally, so you could have multiple lists works well, but there are a directory and "My best" lists supported is listed and any custom classes allow features to based on different topics. In a couple of areas that could should be loaded at start-up attributes and methods whose be incorporated into an ARexx very similar vein, is the "My easily be improved: the delete and the width of the file list implementation differs in rxMUI GUI that would normally be out best directories" window that function and the lack of scroll (specified as a percentage of are explained. However, to get a of reach. Altogether I cannot works in the same way but for bars. The author has released the main window).
complete listing of all the recommend rxMUI highly image directories on any disk.
several new versions recently attributes and methods The author of MiniShowPicture enough, it makes a simple so I hope he keeps up the The My best pictures and supported by a class you will The preference's window is has obviously aimed to keep ARexx script look like a directories windows bring need to read the MUI used to configure some his program simple, and hotlist functions to MSP. documentation which can be Another one of my scripts with some different gadgets. TOTAL AMIGA
PowerIcons 1.05 Developer: Elena Novaretti License: Freeware From:
Reqirements: AmigaOS 3.5/3.9, 16 or 24bit Workbench screen (graphics card).
options to spruce up the text of icon is simply a 24bit image PowerIcons works very well and, he Amiga icons system has the icon name, a border or a saved in the PNG format and with well-drawn icons, there is a some unique features and shadow can be added both of renamed with a ".info" extension very noticeable improvement in over the years we have seen which are rendered using so you can make your own icons quality. In addition to its basic some brilliant icon designs transparency for a smooth effect.
or download PNG icons task, PowerIcons also has other including Magic Workbench, New designed for other platforms (see handy features to make standard 24bit icons do have a couple of Icons and, most recently, Glow the KDEView review in this Amiga icons look and work limitations compared to standard Icons. However, even with a section). The patch enables the better. Whether these Amiga icons. Firstly they only graphics card icons have always Workbench information window improvements outweigh the have one image so, when you been limited to a maximum of or alternatives such as RaWbInfo limitations I've noted is entirely select a 24bit icon it is 256 colours. PowerIcons is a to replace and existing icon with up to you. At the end of the day highlighted with a blueish tint patch that adds support for 24bit a 24bit one retaining tooltypes this is eye candy and that's (the colour is configurable) rather icons with an alpha channel and and other icon data. 24bit icons important to some people and than changing to another image. improves the rendering of do not contain a normal Amiga less so to others. Fortunately, This has the advantage of traditional icons too.
icon image; so if you decide to you can try out PowerIcons making which icons are selected stop using PowerIcons you will without installing it by double Each pixel of a 24bit icon can be very clear but removes the need to put all your original icons clicking on its icon and browsing any one of over 16 million possibility of the nice back. Therefore, I suggest through the sample 24bit icons colours allowing smoother, more "animations" found on some making a backup before trying it.
detailed icons to be drawn. The Amiga icons. The second alpha channel means that any limitation is that when a 24bit pixel can be set to blend into the icon is dragged it is displayed as background making realistic a rectangular dotted outline shadows and smoothed edges rather than the icon image, possible whatever backdrop apparently this is a limitation of image you choose. Normally, all Workbench that cannot be the icons displayed on your Workbench screen must be To use PowerIcons you will need rendered from the same 256 to be running Workbench with a colour palette. With PowerIcons 16 or 24bit display (which means this restriction is removed so a graphics card is essential) and even normal icons will look their you will also need a reasonably best. When you select "Show/All fast machine as the 24bit icons files" in Workbench, files without are more processor intensive to icons are given a default icon so render. Unfortunately, the patch you can see them, PowerIcons does not work with Workbench can show these default icons replacements like Scalos or with a user definable level of Directory Opus 5, although it transparency so you can easily does with some utilities that use see which files have an icon icons such as Amidock. A 24bit attached. Finally, there are two Developer: Pietro Ghizzoni
KDEView License: Freeware
24 bit folder icons from the "Wasp" set used to replace Reqirements: PowerIcons, dearchiver.
the standard Workbench drawer icons. download. Each pack consists of To use the program you first (this is becoming a theme of this s I mentioned in the a number of PNG icons with need to download an icon pack PD Paradise) but if there are too PowerIcons review, the PNG each image in a selection of and de-archive it. Normally the many icons to fit you can scroll image format is already in use sizes, all within an archive. tar archive format is used with with the cursor keys.
for icons on other platforms. One KDEView is a handy utility which either gzip (.tar.gz) or bzip2 Once you've found a 24bit icon example of this is the KDE enables you to view the icons (.tar.bz2) compression. Both you like then you can drag an desktop manager commonly within one of these packs without these formats can be handled by icon from your Workbench onto it used on Linux systems. At the moving the files around or the OS 3.9 UnArc utility, but you and the Workbench icon will be website renaming them with .info so will need to uncompress the .tar replaced. This seems a bit there are many quality icon PowerIcons will display them.
file first and then de-archive it so backwards but in practice it packs available for free it's a two stage process. With works well. The icon that done you simply Load replacement procedure retains KDEView and select one of the the icon type, tool types, default directories full of icons (.png tool and other icon information.
files) in the location where you de-archived the icon pack. The That's all there is to it, a simple KDEView window shows all the program that works well. icons in that location and you Perhaps in the future some scroll can select the size you require bars and the facility to handle from a menu. For some reason icon pack archives transparently the icon display area in the could be built in to make it even window doesn't have scroll bars KDE displays all the icons in a category for you to choose from. TOTAL AMIGA
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Image Enhancement task because there is quite a lot of detail the tool box, it is just above the palette in the area behind the tree. I tackled this area to the left of the boing ball. Now by taking each area of a different colour you need to select a brush to paint with, rubber stamp or texture in the background in turn and I found one of the soft round brushes tool shows filled over the tree to match the from the selection at the top right of the you where neighbouring background. Remember toolbox worked best. When you move the image Unsightly telegraph pole growing that the object of the exercise is not to your pointer over the image you should will be copied guess what the area behind the tree now see two cursors, one "blob" from (the out of your head? really looked like but to produce a representing the area covered by the cross-hair) Then why not visit Robert Williams' convincing background. As with the sky, brush you selected and a cross hair and where take care not to duplicate features, it's which indicates where the image will be your brush image clinic! art Two: Re-touching & S easy to end up identical clumps of trees copied from. The difference to ImageFX will cover which is a dead give-away! To avoid this is that in Perfect Paint the cross hair (the "blob"). image is copied from the source area. I find drawing in small stages, even with moves with your pointer all the time, You can change the relationship to copy from, to do this hold down the single clicks of the mouse, is a good even when you are not painting. To set n the second part of this tutorial I'll be "Alt" key and left click on the sky where between source and destination areas option. Drawing in this way also has the the relationship between the source explaining two more techniques for you want to copy from. The sky has a at any time by control-dragging on the advantage that you can step back (cross hair) and destination (blob) move improving the look of digital images. subtle vertical gradient from an intense image. Remember you can use any of through your work in small stages using the blob over the area you want to copy These processes can be applied equally blue at the top to a milky blue/green at Photogenics drawing tools and adjust ImageFX's "UNDO" button.
from, hold down the left shift key, then well to any image no matter how it has the bottom so make sure you select an the size and density of the brush while click and drag out a line to the been captured, whether through a digital area in line horizontally with the area using the clone tool. You can also rub destination. The relationship between camera, with a scanner or a video you want to cover. When you click a TIP: When doing this kind of work it off any errors by drawing with the right the two cursors should now be changed digitiser. I'll be concentrating on Nova small square should appear, this can be useful to have some additional mouse button.
to match your selection.
Design's excellent ImageFX but at the indicates where pixels will be copied undo steps. To set the number, click on end of each section I'll mention how you from. Release "Alt" and move the mouse the "Prefs" button in the main toolbox Art Effect - Art Effect's tool is called
can achieve similar effects in other to the area you want to cover, now click and increase the number of "Undo "Cloner" and is represented by a rubber Amiga image processing programs.
the left mouse button and start drawing stamp icon in the main toolbox window Most digitised images, no matter how as normal. You should notice that the (to the right of the airbrush). To use they have been obtained, look image is copied from the area you As with the horizon you'll also need to cloner, click on its icon then move your somewhat softer than in "real life", this is selected. Notice that as you draw with treat the joins between the land and pointer over the image. To set the a natural result of the digitising process It would often improve a picture if some the mouse the square marker follows water, and water and head with some source area click on the image while which splits the image up into pixels and unwanted object could be removed. The your movements so you can see exactly care to get a realistic effect that blends holding down the left "Alt" key. Now start then takes the average colour and classic example is a telegraph pole what is being copied. However when in with the rest of the image. If you have to draw in the destination area and you intensity for that pixel. Taking a simple growing out of someone's head, but you release the mouse button the problems you can try lightly blurring the will see a cross hair appear where you example, if the area of the original these sort of errors are perhaps less marker does not move, this means you edited area into the rest of the image. To Alt-clicked. If you want to move the image covered by a pixel were half likely with digital cameras because you can copy the same area to several do this open the "Drawing Options" destination without changing the source black and half white, the end result can check the photo you have just places without moving the marker palette and set the "Style" to "Normal" (to make another copy of a feature) would be a grey pixel. In most digital taken. On the other hand sometimes an manually. It is usually wise to select a and the "Mode" to "Blur" then paint over move the pointer to the new area and cameras this softening takes on another immoveable object, for example an new source area occasionally by "Alt" the areas you want to blur with the air click while holding the right "Alt" key. dimension because each photosite (an electricity pylon in a picturesque this zooms in centred on the pointer clicking on the image to avoid copying individual light sensitive area on the A section of The clone tool draws with the brush you landscape, spoils an otherwise well one particular are en masse. CCD chip that relates to one pixel in the the original have selected; to change brushes composed image. My example image image) on a CCD sensor can only pick double click on the clone icon to open for this part of the tutorial has a figure Open the "Drawing Options" palette by In ImageFX you can choose to up one colour (usually red, green or the "Brush Manager" window and click with an unfortunately placed tree, but double clicking on any of the drawing When you a copying an area of an have commonly used palette windows blue). The photosites on the sensor are on a brush image to select it.
you can use the technique to remove tools except air brush or text then select image with clone be careful not to open when you start the program. To do arranged in a Bayer pattern (see box- errant tree! any type of object. The technique we're "Pantograph" from the "Style" cycle duplicate prominent features. For this open the "Prefs" window, click on Photogenics 5 - "Clone" is also the
out) and a demosaicing algorithm in the going to use will allow us to copy other gadget. The pantograph drawing style example in my sky their are a couple of the "Interface" button then uncheck the name given to this tool by Photogenics 5 camera's firmware converts this back to areas of the image over the object we will allow us to select and area of the tiny clouds on the horizon, if you copy "Close Child Windows Immediately" and it is located in the main toolbar two a full colour image, this again introduces want to remove effectively hiding it. In image and draw it onto another area those it will be obvious the image has option, click "Okay" and then "Use". Now icons to the left of the "Fill paint layer" softness. Because modern digital Tree. be. ImageFX this uses the "Pantograph" with any of the standard drawing tools. been doctored.
open all the windows you commonly use icon. Click on the clone tool, notice that cameras have such high resolutions and drawing mode, in other applications it is We want to create a subtle effect that and arrange them on the screen. Finally the clone options are now shown in often have built-in sharpening this is an As you work down the image you'll commonly called "clone".
blends in with the rest of the image, so open "Prefs" again, click "Save" and "Tool" tab of the "Options" palette. Move effect you may never have noticed.
the best drawing tool to use in this case come to the horizon where the sky joins choose "Default.prefs" in the file your pointer over the image, hold down result is quite the hills, be careful in this area to leave is the air brush, because it has a nice the "Control" key, click on the source satisfying All the images used in this soft edge. To set up the air brush a nice flowing line that blends into the area and drag to the destination area. If your digital camera offers a tutorial can be downloaded from the drawing tool, double click on its icon to rest of the horizon. I found the best way Other Uses for Pantograph/Clone
The offset boxes in the tool palette are trickery is user-selectable level of sharpening it is Issue 17 page of the Total Amiga open the "Airbrush Options" window. I was to find another area of horizon with populated with the relationship you have hard to spot worth experimenting with this setting. found the default "Radius" and "Nozzle" a similar profile and then copy it over in Apart from removing unwanted objects created. Now when you start to draw the (I hope!). Try reducing the level of sharpening and settings of 5 and 50 respectively were one piece by selecting it as my new from an image, this technique can be then sharpen in your software where about right for my image but you can used at any time when you want to you have more control and can vary the adjust them at any time if you need to seamlessly copy part of an image. One amount of sharpening to suit the particular image.
Start by opening the file you want to edit cover a larger or smaller area. Make common task would be to repair old or As you work in ImageFX you may in ImageFX by clicking on the "Open" sure you check the "Realtime" option, damaged images, you can use clone to find that some garbage has built up on If your images have been scanned from button in the main toolbox. We're going this causes ImageFX to update the cover up tears or cracks with the the image where the marker has not printed matter (such as books and to perform some quite detailed editing image window while you paint which is been re-drawn properly, this takes the magazines rather than photographs) so it's a good idea to zoom in on the essential for this process.
from of small vertical lines. To clear then the image will probably have been object you want to remove so it almost Now we're ready to begin covering up these, and see the image as it really is, softened in the scanning process. This fills the image window. To do this you that tree! I'm going to start with the sky press the "R" key on your keyboard to is because images on the printed page can either click on the "+" button in the Perfect Paint - The equivalent tool in
area, this is a smooth blue colour and, redraw the image window.
are usually made up from dots of bottom border of the image window and Perfect Paint is called Rubber stamp because it has no prominent features, coloured inks arranged in a half-tone then scroll to find the area, or point at With the sky completed you can now and works a little differently to should be easy to copy over the tree. pattern. When they are scanned the the area you want to magnify with the move on to the land and water, this is an ImageFX's Pantograph. To activate the First we have to select the area we want scanner either picks up the individual mouse pointer and press the "M" key, example of a more complex retouching tool click on the "Rubber Stamp" icon in TOTAL AMIGA
dots or, at lower resolutions, an icon to the left of the "R", "G", and "B" Art Effect Plug-ins Collection - If
unsightly moire effect can be produced. TIP: Remember that you can scroll the buttons in the main toolbox. In the you're lucky enough to own the ArtEffect The normal way to remove this is to preview by clicking and dragging in the "Layer Manager" click on the down and the excellent plug-ins collection scan at a higher resolution and then top ("before") area.
pointing arrow at the top right of the then, in my opinion, you have the best scale the image down, this averages the window to open a pop-up menu. From sharpening tool on the Amiga in the colour of the pixels in a similar way to If the effect isn't quite what you want the menu select "New Layer" to create a form of the "Sharpen"/"UnSharpMask" the original digitising process and you can edit the values in the matrix; I new, blank, layer. We won't be using this filter. This tool is very similar to that produces a softer image.
found that increasing the value in the layer, but adding it switches ImageFX found in professional applications on centre box made the effect stronger and into layer mode so the other options we other platforms. Its main advantage is Most image processing software offers vice versa. Overall these simple need become available. Click on the that it gives you several different several sharpening tools which can help convolution effects are quite crude and "Background" layer in the list (this is the parameters to adjust so you can get just improve the sharpness of an image. It is probably won't be much use for original image) and then choose "Clone the effect required. When you select the important to note that these tools cannot improving photos, however you might Layer" from the pop-up menu to create a UnSharpMask filter you're presented usually correct an image that is out of find them useful for special effects.
copy. By default ImageFX offsets the with a settings window with four sliders: focus, what we are talking about here is copy from the original; to correct this "Radius" sets the area that will be revealing a little more detail in an double click on the new layer in the list checked for contrast and has a direct already well focused image. Sharpening to open the "Layer Settings" window. Set relationship on the strength of the tools work by increasing the contrast of This is a basic sharpening tool and the "Offset X" and "Y" values to 0, then resulting effect; "Amount" sets the already high contrast areas of the to process have a minimum of artefacts produces a slightly cruder effect than click "Okay".
amount of sharpening applied and image. This works because detailed sharpening to begin with by using the highest quality unsharp mask, although in all honesty I "Threshold" sets how much contrast areas of the image are usually presets are setting on your digital camera and can't see a huge amount of difference there must be before an area is represented by contrasts (by definition a provided for You must press return or tab avoiding saving scans in a lossy format myself. The effect is accessed from the sharpened. A "Finetune" slider lets you nearly flat plane of colour has little ImageFX's out of each box for the settings to such as JPEG.
"Sharpen" button on the "Convolve" vary the final effect very slightly to get detail) and if you enhance these it window, set the "Power" of the effect This example palette. You can vary the strength of the "stick". The image window should just the look you want. While this makes the detail more apparent and image shows In my experience the sharpening tools in with the aid of the preview thumbnail Convolve" effect with the Amount slider with 1 update at once.
sounds complex, a decent sized sharper looking.
the effects of ImageFX are not particularly (you can scroll the thumbnail by being the weakest.
preview image is updated in real time so Now select the layer you added first in sharpening. sophisticated compared to those on dragging inside it). Now choose a it doesn't take long to get the hang of Negative Sharpening Results
the list ("Layer 1") and choose "Delete The left side other programs (both on the Amiga and drawing tool with which you want to how the sliders relate to one another. I Layer" from the pop-up menu, it has is original, other platforms) however you can get If you don't want to apply an apply the effect, if you want to cover the normally start by setting a low threshold served its purpose. Now we can apply whole image it's best to choose a filled the middle Sharpening an image can have negative good results with a bit of ingenuity. Also effect to the whole image image, and then adjusting the "Radius" to the sharpen effect. Make sure the top box. Draw over the area you want to section has effects, these normally appear if you take a look at my comments about the remember you can select an area using roughly the number of pixels of blur I layer is selected then apply your chosen effect, when you release the mouse been slightly sharpen an image too strongly. Because other programs at the bottom of this the region tools. To use these choose a see (normally only 2 or 3). Then I use sharpening effect (or any other effect button the effect is applied and the sharpened to sharpening tools are increasing the section because both Photogenics 5 region type from the cycle gadget in the "Amount" to get the effect I want and you choose) using any settings you "COMPOSE REQUESTER" appears. bring out the contrast in areas of an image if you over and the ArtEffect Plug-ins Collection main toolbox (it shows "Full" by default) finally "Finetune".
want. As we're going to tone down the Here you can use the "Opacity" slider to detail and the do them these areas become too contain excellent sharpening tools.
and then draw out the region you want effect you may want to apply a stronger blend the effect into the background right has pronounced, this is indicated by white on the image. To return to processing Photogenics 5 - Photogenics'
effect than you need to have a wider very much as we did with layers in been over- halos around bright areas and black the whole image change the setting "Convolve"/"UnSharpMask" paint mode range of adjustment. Now you can use sharpened halos around dark ones. Sharpening back to "Full".
runs the ArtEffect Plug-ins Collection the "Blend %" slider to vary the strength leaving a can sometimes emphasise unsightly very close but is not quite so adjustable. of the effect; as you move the slider to Art Effect 4 - ArtEffect 4's sharpen tool
bright halo areas of the image such as image Unsharp Mask
To use it, open your image, fill the paint the left more of the unprocessed can be found in the "Filter"/"Sharpen" effect around compression and film grain artefacts. It layer and then choose the background image shows through.
submenu and is similar to Perfect Paint its edges. is wise to ensure that images you intend Unsharp masking is the sharpening tool "UnSharpMask" paint mode from the Mask" effect and ImageFX's tools in that its main usually used in professional applications pop-up list in the main toolbar at the top has only one control is a "Strength" setting. In on other platforms. To use it open the Bayer Filter
of the screen. The "Mode Options" are parameter addition there are two sharpening "Convolve" palette and click the shown in the "Options" palette and but beware, modes, "fine" or "coarse", the former "Unsharp Mask" window. Like the When you are happy with the image use include "Amount", "Radius" and the lower the does allow a very subtle effect to be Each photosite on a digital camera's Nova Design's image processor has "Shapen" effect an "Amount" slider is the the "Flatten Layers" command from the "Threshold" controls which work in the setting the achieved without resorting to blending sensor can only detect one colour three different sharpening tools which all only control over the process however pop-up menu; then the image can be same way as the ArtEffect filter (see stronger the with the original image. If you still wish component of light, determined by a have slightly different effects: this time the lowest amount (1) has the saved in a standard format such as IFF above for a description). You can get to reduce the effect you can do so using filter placed above it. The filters are strongest effect while 16 is the weakest.
ILBM or JPEG of use in other programs. another level of control with the ArtEffect's layers facility using the same arranged in a Bayer pattern: Custom Sharpen Convolves
If you think you might want to change transparency option on the "Control" tab technique as ImageFX.
the level of sharpening later, save the which blends the effect layer into the TIP: If you want to compare the effect layered image as an INGF before Three sharpen convolution matrices are of sharpening with the original image flattening to keep the effect editable and supplied for use with the custom open the "Buffer" palette and click "Copy the original image layer.
convolution tool. To access these load To Swap" to make a copy of the image.
the image you wish to sharpen, click on With the techniques I've described in the "Convolve" button and then Lessening the Effect
these last two tutorials you should be "Custom". In the window that opens you well on the way to making big will see a grid of boxes where you can Perfect Paint - A simple sharpen tool is
Mask" from improvements to many digital images. In enter a custom matrix. Fortunately the If you're sharpening an already well available as one of Perfect Paint's the ArtEffect the next part of the tutorial I plan to sharpening matrices have been defined focused image or one with some image processing effects. To use the cover colour manipulation, for us so click on the "Load" button. A artifacts you may find that the built-in tool click on the effects button collection is concentrating on ImageFX's curves tool file requester appears where you can sharpening tools are too harsh and do (immediately above the boing ball) in the one of the but covering the other applications too.
select a preset file, the three we are not offer sufficient control. You can get toolbar to open the "EFFECTS" window. interested in are "SharpenLow", over this by sharpening a copy of the Choose "Other" from the cycle gadget If you have any comments or powerful on "SharpenMedium" and "SharpenHigh". image and then blending it with the and click on "Sharpen" in the list. At this suggestions for this series don't hesitate the Amiga There are twice as many green sites Select one of the options and click "OK" original using layers.
point it is useful to click the "Compose to contact me using the addresses with plenty of as red or blue because the human to load it, the matrix will be populated for Requester" button and make sure Start by opening the image you want to inside the front cover.
parameters eye is more sensitive to green. A de- the effect you selected. Now try the "Show Each Time" is checked in the sharpen if you haven't already done so. including the mosaicing algorythm in the camera is "Preview" button to see the effect in the window that opens. Click on the "Prefs" If you've already sharpened the image, used to convert the captured data to preview window.
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Code to execute if expression is true. that you understand them. They enclose (or encapsulate if you are going to be posh) printf("Argument %d is %s.» "blocks" of code. Within that block of code any variables that get created within it can • Storing Information Code to execute if expression is false. only be accessed by the code in the block, or • Variables, Symbols and Types in a block that is created within that block. The character "{" starts a scope and "}" ends Create a file called tutorial6.c and type the There are alternative formats, the simplest a scope. Confused? Fair enough. Lets show example above into it. Now compile it into a • Decision making
file called "tutorial6": • Loops
if (.expression.) Work:Programming/Tutorial> dcc -o » tutorial6 tutorial6.c Code to execute if expression is true. It will compile without error.
Also we have the possibility to insert other evaluations in the conditional statements: Now run it passing it various strings and see if the theory becomes clearer.
if (.expression.) In Total Amiga' s first major programming tutorial Dave Pitcher introduces • Libraries in OS4 if (x == 14)
Work:Programming/Tutorial> tutorial6 » Code to execute if expression is true. "C", the most common progamming language on the Amiga. } else if (.another expression.) printf("Pigs might fly. n"); Work:Programming/Tutorial> tutorial6 » Code to execute if this expression is Work:Programming/Tutorial> tutorial6 » } else if (.another expression.) printf("Correct n"); "hi there mum" this is a bit of fun.
Code to execute if this expression is Download DCC from Aminet at this Some of the examples in this tutorial have lines that are too long to fit in our o far in part one we have introduced the columns. For those lines we use the concept of values being stored at following symbol: In this example a block of code is created There are going to be few programs that you Code to execute if none of the addresses, the idea of the null terminated Install it ( installation instructions, we with an integer variable "x" being declared write that do not require that you make some expressions are true. string and how basic data-types such as know people never follow the readme ).
and then set to 14, a child block of code is kind of decision within them. Whether it is char, long and float are stored and to indicate that you should continue on created which declares a floating point working out whether a player has no energy manipulated by C in the computers memory.
the same line in your editor.
variable "y".which is assigned to 6.0. In the or not or whether their sprite has reached the A list of useful operators to use in an child block x is further modified to be equal We now need to move on to how the The example source code is also boundaries of the screen, the "conditional" expression can be found in the "Operators" program is run by the operating system, in available for download from the Total statement is one of the most valuable in this case AmigaOS to explain some of the The lines in bold are what we have a When the child block of code is complete it is most important parts of a program - the thorough understanding of, those that are important to note that any variables declared arguments you can pass to it.
not in bold are as yet unexplained.
The most popular conditional to use is the #include <stdio.h> within this scope are automatically deleted.
"if" statement. The if statement takes an When you type the name of an executable We spoke of the "main" entry-point in the one of these words is a parameter argument which is known as a logical int main(int argc, char * argv[])
We are now back in the parent scope, program, the operating system loads the program - this is where the program starts The operating system would set argc to 8 expression that must evaluate to true, or modifications made to variables declared in code and looks for an entry-point called executing. The example so far shows a and the array would be set as follows: false. Enclosed in { } braces is the code to if (56 > 4 && 12 < 22)
the parent scope are still kept current. So "main". This is the starting address of the version which accepts no arguments and execute if the statement is true and the when we start to continue in the parent program and instructions will be executed in returns a datatype called "int": optionally you can have an "else" statement printf("This is the code » scope and we go into the condition what gets this program until what is called the followed by { } braces containing the code to that gets executed when » printed is "Correct" because x is now 20.
"stopping condition" is met. This can be execute if the statement is false.
this is true n"); anything from the last instruction in the Void indicates that no data is expected to be To illustrate the point further (that "y" gets program being executed, an unexpected passed into the function call. Returning data deleted and is not accessible from the parent specific call to terminate or finally a from the entrypoint is a place where the scope) the following example will not programming error which causes the program is forced to interact with the if (.expression.) printf("This is the code that » program to reboot the operating system in operating system therefore it has to return an argv[7]="a" gets executed when this is » Recall one of our examples from part one of This is all very well, but if you wanted to write Why 8 parameters and not the 7 that we this tutorial (in Total Amiga issue 16): a program that accepted "arguments" (that is would expect? As you can see the first parameter (argv[0]) is always the name of Useful operations to use in an expression: string data passed by parameter) from the Create a file called tutorial7.c and type the command line then you need a different main the executable that was called. If we == Logical equivalence.
example above into it. Now compile it into a #include <stdio.h> renamed the executable "myprog" to "wibble" file called "tutorial7": we would get passed "wibble" as argv[0].
Not equal to.
int main(int argc, char * argv []) Work:Programming/Tutorial> dcc -o » The following example shows the number of Greater than.
This accepts two parameters from the tutorial7 tutorial7.c arguments passed to the program, and prints operating system itself - first the number of if (x == 14)
out each one with its address in the array to It will compile without error.
unsigned char fx;
parameters specified on the command line && Logical "AND" (for chains of and an array of strings containing one printf("Pigs might fly. n"); expressions where A must be true parameter per array element. Confused? and B must be true and C must be It is important that you play with the Lets have an example: #include <stdio.h> expression until get the message to print out If we were to compile a program, called "This is the code that gets executed when int main(int argc, char * argv[])
Logical "OR" (for chains of printf("Correct n"); "myprog" that accepted arguments (i.e. used this is false".
expressions where A could be true the second prototype with int argc and char * printf("a==%d n",a); OR B could be true or both).
[] argv) then we could call it like this: printf("b==%c n",b); What are the braces { } ?
printf("There are %d arguments.» None of these operators should be used printf("fx==%c n",fx); Work:Programming/Tutorial> myprog each » n",argc);
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10 on symbol i we would use it as follows.
by passing in symbols or values that meet know that we can use the "&" modifier to get declared in the same block, or a parent block the prototype definition. Above our example the address of a symbol.
to the current block. This is known as "scope Declare all the variables used within.
1. We want to initialise i to 0, therefore the addTwoNumbers is expected to return a long The answer is staring us in the face, we pass void modifyXWillWork(long * X)
initialisation instruction is i=0.
type and take in a long type followed by the address into the parameter call, that gets another long time.
Correct the following example so that it 2. We want to exit when i reaches 10, copied and then use a pointer declaration to End the block (with a }).
therefore the expression is i<10.
store the address on the other side. This gets us so far. Let us illustrate with a new All declarative statements, in C, have to start int main(int argc, char * argv[])
3. Each time the block is run, we want to example, function call "modifyX": before the instructions. In C derivatives this increment the value, therefore the value rule is looser but it is still good practice to put modification instruction is i=i+1.
void modifyX(long * X) int main(int argc, char * argv[])
the declarations in one place.
.symbols example. do something with X Starting a child scope is an instruction, as printf("variable myValue is %d n"» are conditionals and assignments.
So another illustrative code sample: printf("variable myValue is %d n"» for (i=0; i<10;i=i+1)
There are two main types of loops - the first printf("i=%d n",i); printf("variable myValue is %d n"» is the simplest to understand in C and it is So, in function modifyX, pointer to long type if (j<14)
called the "while" loop. It uses the sample At this time, you should be used to "X" is going to be set to the address of the "expression" clause as the "if" statement we constructing your own code examples. Write symbol "myx". We know the value stored at printf("Oh no! n");
introduced to you before - in that it evaluates Create a file called tutorial9.c and type the a program that uses the "while" loop format the address of symbol "myx" is 12, but how an expression to true or false. Whilst the example above into it. Now compile it into a to count from zero to 200, and the for loop Note here that the names of the symbols do we get to it? At the moment all we have is printf("%d n",i); expression is true, it repeats the code in the file called "tutorial9": format to count back from 200 to 0. If you filled in to a call to a function do not have to a rather useless address. C comes with an block that is put after it. Once it is false, it call the symbol that contiains the number as be the same as the names of the symbols operator, designed specifically for this Work:Programming/Tutorial> dcc -o » proceeds to the instruction at the end of the defined on the function prototype. This is purpose, it is called the dereference operator tutorial9 tutorial9.c Create a file called tutorial8.c and type the "i" then you can reuse the printf("i=%d n",i); block of code.
because the symbols "number1" and and its identity is * and must be used as a example above into it. Now compile it into a line as it stands above without modification. "number2" are symbols that are used inside prefix to the symbol you wish to dereference. file called "tutorial8": This is tutorial 8.
the implementation of addTwoNumbers and It means treat the contents of this symbol as The first function call (modifyXWontWork) is Work:Programming/Tutorial> dcc -o » only have visibility there. Remember rule 2? a pointer to an address and allow me direct an example off "pass by value". The second tutorial8 tutorial8.c Likewise addTwoNumbers has no idea of the access to the data stored at the target is an example of "pass by reference A function call is an isolated subsection of a symbols "x" and "y". It is given a COPY of It will compile with an error, see if you can fix program that only gets executed if it is the VALUE OF the symbols passed on the So lets implement modifyX to double the If you implemented it as instructed, you it with your new knowledge of scopes.
invoked, by name, in what as known as a function call. In a logical way this looks like value of whatever symbol is passed to it: should see the following output: The following example will never ever finish, function call.
this is called an "infinite" loop.
void modifyX(long * X) variable myValue is 40 We define a symbol called x and a symbol A function call is divided into two parts, the variable myValue is 40 In a child scope you can declare new called y. We populate the value of x with 20 first part is the "prototype" (specification) and variable myValue is 20 variables with the same name as ones you and the value of y with 40. We make a call to the second part is implementation. have created in the parent scope. During the addTwoNumbers passing in x and y. The Remember we mentioned prototypes can be Implementation is the same as any block of child scopes life it will maintain the computer takes a copy of the values of This is a deliberately confusing example. seperated from implementation? This is how printf("i=%d n",i); code that we have seen before except the properties of the latest declaration and once symbols "x" and "y" and places the copy into From left to right: we get round having to implement all following extra rules apply: it exits the scope the program reverts to the the symbols "number1" and "number2". We function calls before our "main" program. Try old declaration and the old value of that In order to use while loops the expression *X will say allow me to use the data stored at 1. You cannot implement a function in the then add "number1" and "number2" together just cutting and pasting the two function calls should relate to something that is made false the address contained as the value of X.
middle of another block of code, it has to and set this as our return value (the keyword modifyXWontWork and modifyXWillWork to when you want it to finish occuring: be implemented outside any other block return indentifies the value that is returned). below the "main" program implementation Adapt the previous example so that it uses = is the assignment operator of code (at the same level of coding as The computer takes a copy of this returned like in example 10: the same variable symbol in both declared the "main" function call).
value and places it in symbol "sum".
is the multiply operator blocks of code (scope) but the child redeclares the symbol to a different type.
Because the computer creates a copy of the 2. Only variables defined in the prototype 2 is the value 2.
data passed into the parameter ordinarily we printf("i=%d n",i); (called parameters) and variables You will have noticed that the if statement is would not be able to make a modification Therefore the sentence translates to: int main(int argc, char * argv[])
declared within the implementation block followed by its own block. This is a useful that directly effects the value of "x" and "y". are available to the function.
Data stored at address contained in value of observation, it means if blocks follow the same rules for all blocks. These are called Once symbol i exceeds the value 10 the loop Functions are defined like so: Recall from the first tutorial we can find out scoping rules. The pattern for implementing will exit. In fact if the expression were never data_type_it_returns » the address of something and use that with true, the while loop would not execute its printf("variable myValue is %d n"» name_of_function(comma delimited list » what is called a pointer type? Keep this in Data stored at address contained in value of of declarations (the parameters)) The task we want to achieve is modifying the printf("variable myValue is %d n"» value stored at the address repesented in In our example, the data storead at the You may be expecting C to initialise a our program by symbol "x" in a function call. address contained as the value of X is the printf("I never get executed! n"); variable that you declare with a default printf("variable myValue is %d n"» We know that we cannot use an ordinary value of symbol myx which is 12. We are value, such as "0" for an integer. Please long addTwoNumbers(long number1, long » prototype like we had before as this will just directly modifying the contents of myx from do not be fooled - this is far from the case. The second style of loop is a "for" loop, this result on data being copied and the function call! C does NOT initialise any variables with includes the computation of when to stop in modifications not made to the original. We void modifyXWontWork(long X)
long addTwoNumbers(long number1, long » any values, you need to do that yourself. To illustrate, we have tutorial 9: the expression statement. The syntax is: know that we can use a pointer to look at the A common programming error is to fail to original data – because that is what printf initialise a variable and then use it - each for (initialisation instruction; expression; » uses – a pointer to character that contains time you run it you may end up with a value modification instruction) return number1 + number2; the address of the start of the string. We different value in that memory location - void modifyXWillWork(long * X)
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Menu madness (above): create the look you want with OS 4's powerful GUI customisation features. Mick Sutton's OS 4 development version Workbench (right). One of the latest OS 4 screenshots released (below) show lots of 68K applications running under emulation.
Read more about Hyperion's up-coming port of this sci-fi RPG for OS 4 in the news section. Timber Tower Image Enhancement Tutorial
Here are the before and after images from Robert Williams' tutorial on page 38. Above: the original image complete with excess vegetation. Right: As if by magic it's Is this the ultimate "do it yourself" A1200 gone! Find out how we did it tower? Find out how it was made in the in ImageFX, Photogenics, owner's feature on page 18. PerfectPaint and ArtEffect.


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