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AT A GLANCE
GUIDE
To help you find what you want
quickly and easily, here is a cross-
referenced list of all the products
and subjects covered in this
month's
Amiga Shopper.
You'll find
a
deta
iled
index to the many
subjects dealt with in the problem-
solving
Amiga Answers
section
given
on
page 29. The page
numbers given are for the first page
of the
article in
which the subject
is
mentioned.
WELCOME
ot news from Commodore is what we
promised last month
,
and that's what
we've got for you.
Not
only are we
carrying a report on the
latest
in the
Amiga range
-
the A4000 030
-
on page 11, but
also an uncomfirmed but well-sourced story on an
exciting CD-based Amiga console rumoured
t
o be
scheduled for a Christmas launch. See page 10 for
the detai
ls.
So how many of you want
to
know how your
Amiga works - not just
how
to switch it on and off
and stuff in disks, but
exactly
what's going on
inside
it? Well, starting on page 20 is a new series
that aims to tell you just that. And believe me, it's
damned useful informat
ion
- once you know how
your
Amiga t
icks
at a f
undamental
level, you'll f
ind
that everything you learn about higher level
concepts
-
bitmaps, structured drawings, sound
samp
les,
disk drives, whatever
-
will make so
much more sense
.
You really
can
become an
Amiga expert.
This month sees the start of a new section:
Window Shopper. It's here that we take a look at
all t
hose
miscellaneous products t
hat,
while not
H
ADI
American news
Amiga Advocate
AmigaDOS
AMOS
Answers
ARexx
Back Issues
Book
reviews
Business
C Programming
Chaos
Code Clinic
Competition
Contents
Databases
Desktop Publishing
DIY Hardware Repairs
DOSLAB
Education
Egg timer
Files
RightPaths
Fonts
Hard disk backup
lnterbase
Interface
Legal advice
Letters
Music
New Amigas
News
Personal Paint
Product Locator - software
Public Domain
Random access files
Reader Ads
Samples
Screen filter
Scripts
Survey
Typefaces
User Groups
Video
World Of Commodore
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being
important
enough
t
o warrant several
pages on their own, are
nevertheless worth
evaluating. So, if you're
after a new screen filter
or a disk-based
AmigaDOS tutorial, turn
to page 86.
That's not the only
change we've made
-
it's
goodbye to Dave
Green and
Diana
Taylor, who are off to pastures
new, and hello to Alex Soboslay and Mark
Nottley .
Alex takes over as production editor, while Mark is
our new art edito
r.
You can be assured
t
hat, with
the
ir
aid, future issues are going
t
o be even better
t
han before
.
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ANSWERING
YOURQUESTIONS
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AMIGA SHOPPER ISSUE26
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JUNE 1993
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INDIDIRECT
MAIL
PROUDLY
PRESENT
THE
Jakki BramblesColumn
HI ,I'm Jakki Brambles and from thi:
month on I'll be writing this column
exclusively for INDI.
So knowing that all you folks are Com
modore fanatics, I will be aiming t,
provide you with the best inside infor
mation on what's new in the Commo
dore world togetherwith the latest hint!
and tips.
Since agreeing to write for INDI, I hav,
been amazed at how big the Commo
dore market place is. INDI tell me tha
their sales desk has been swampe,
with orders for their Amiga 1200 han
disk offers.
Not surprising, when you consider tha
;
they are offering a product official!
covered by Commodore maintenanc
,
through Wang UK.
Of course, you can buy a non standan
Amigawith a dealers own warranty bu
thenCommodoredo not give their
approvalwithout a greatdeal of though!
I know what l'dprefer to buy.
Congratulationsto David Pleasance
01
his appointment as General Manage
at Commodore as he takes the heln
from Kelly Sumner. David has been a
Commodore for many years and ha:
most recently been responsiblefor the
developement of their business in th,
States.
Commodoretell me that the A120
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Comic
Relief
Pack has been a rea
success, thanks to all you generou:
Sleepwalker fans. Don't forget Com
modore donate £10 on your behalf t,
the Comic Relief Fund for every Paci
sold.
By now you will all know about the nev
Amiga 4000/030 and it's amazing ea
pabilities but more about that
nex
month, especially If
I
can get my hand:
on one before they are all goneI
What I need now is loads of feedbacl
from you. Tell me about your Amiga arn
if
you have any tips that may hel1
others or problems
that
I can pas:
on.Thebest letterwill be printed and th1
winner will receive a suitably excessiv1
prize. All
letters
to
Jakki Brambles
Co,
umn
C!o
/ND/ Direct Mail, 1 Ringwa.
Ind. Estate
,
Eastern Ave
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Lichfielc
Staffs, Ws13 7SF.
See You Next Month.
Kind Regards
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
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10
17
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xx
Jason Holborn shows that using random access fi
les
needn't be a hit and miss affair
71
10
New Amlga launched and a console-beater rumoured
PLUS a report on New York's World Of Amiga show
l•lld•1 Sllep
The hottest Amiga-related topics receive an airing
N•rllDiskhckup
back your hard disk up on to VHS video tape
A
review
of a cost-effective system that enab
les
you to
c
Pr09r•••ln1
The specification for an address book program is
outlined, and the Importance of planning
is
explained
14
16
Wlnllow
Shopper
screen f
ilter,
a book on Amiga chaos, a disk-based
Deluxe Paint IV
Reviws of Bruce Smith Books' latest offerings, an OCLI
AmlgaDOS tutoria
l
and
Flightpaths,
an animation aid for
INiier Survey
Tell us what you think about
Amiga Shopper
.....
a.,• .,.
Nobody does it better - more of your real-life Amiga
problems are sorted by our expert panel
2t
46
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Mark Smiddy fi
les
a report on
lnterBase,
a relational
database that hails
from
Denmark
93
DIY
H•rllw•r• le,.lr1
UserGroups
Get in touch with like-minded Amlga fans
96
91
100
CelleCll•k
A look at some software that helps you fix your Amiga
Eliminates the bugs in a program designed to find bugs
YIIIM
and a
look
at
Te"aform
and
Makepath
for
Vista
41
Personal Paint
aims to take some of the lime-light from
Deluxe Paint.
Can it do it? PLUS updates on
OpalVlslon
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Your chance to pick
up
a hardware or softwa
re
bargain
Music
Our new music columnist Tim Tucker opens with an
with your sequencer
53
CII•••
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Fulfil! your god-like urges and create some landscapes
with Conrad
Bessant's
guide to chaos in 30
explanation of how you can get the best out of samples
h1ktep P•llll1•l•1
design str
uctured
typefaces In Postscript and
CompuGraphic formats, comes under scrutiny
16
62
Softl-Lo&lk's
TypeSmith,
a package that enables you to
11101lctlea
More shenan
igans
with AMOS Pro's
Interface
sub-
language as we move towards creatin& a file request
er
Alll••IOS
A be&inner's guide to scripts in AmlgaDOS
6t
72
llluc•tle•
educational packa&es
from
Europress Softwa
re
Proll11ct
Loc•tor
An at-a-glance guide to the best
in
software
116
122
Learn a thin& or two about
ADI Junior,
an excitin& set of
l•••Mvec•t•
Legal advice for those who feel they have had less
than a fair deal when buying computer kit
76
co.,.11110•
We have five copies of the
latest
version of Electronic
Arts'
Deluxe Music Construction Kit
up for grabs, each
worth £69.99
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