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The Solution in 286 AT Emulation for
Amiga 500, Amiga 500-Plus, Amiga 2000
vortex
ATonce-classic
and
vortex ATonce-Plus are the
solutions in 286
AT
emulation
for the Amiga 500, Amiga
500-Plus and Amiga
2000
.
These
emulators convert your
Amiga
into
a PC/AT
compatible
computer with multi-processor
and multi-operating
system
facilities.
Work
with
PC/AT
programs
and games under
DOS
as well
as with your Amiga unde
r
AmigaDOS. ATonce runs as a
task
within AmigaDOS and
is
totally transparent when not
in use.
All components guarantee 286
AT
emulation wit h a high
degree of
compatibilty
and
provide
your Amiga with full
system reliability
.
ATonce is compa
tible
with
Kick star
t
2.0. Windows 3 runs
unrestrictedly in the Protected
Mode.
It accesses the entire
environment of your Amiga:
Commodore compatible hard
disks
,
internal/ external disk
drives
and RAM, th
e
serial/
parallel
interface
,
mouse,
sound
,
RTC
and CMOS RAM.
Video emulations such as EGA
and VGA
in
a monochrome
graphics mode
,
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16
colors,
Hercules
,
Olivetti and
ToshibaT3100 are available.
ATonce fits direc
tly
into
1
the
socket of the 68000 CPU
,
so
that a RAM expansion,
if
present, need not be removed.
The expansion port at the side
and the
trap
-door
expansion
port at the bottom remain free.
ATonce-classic
is
the emulator
for the Amiga 500/ A 500-Plus
.
Its 286 CPU
,
rated with 7.2
MHz, offers a Norton SI
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£
139
Start with .
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RAM and a socket for an
optional 80C287-12 arithmetic
co-processor. The 286 CPU,
with a 16 MHz clock frequency,
offers a Norton SI:::;;16.2. Full
640 KB
DOS
memory are
available
.
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fit
ted
inside the Amiga 500
,
A
500-Plus and A 2000.
£
249
The
price for
this solution:
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couple of months back, the one
item
which most of you stated you
intended
buying turned out to be a
RAM
upgrade. Seems to me that memory is like
money
-
everyone wants more of
it.
And even if
you've got the full 8
Meg
upgrade on board your
Amiga, you'
ll
probably still find it insufficient one
day. So buy as much as you can
afford
now. But
not
until you've read our definitive five pager on
RAM boards which starts on page 21!
The other main feature this month
is
a round-
up of the best
hand-held
scanners.
These
really
are the most cost effective way of importing
pictures
into
your various applications, but next
month, for those of you with serious needs (and
serious dosh) we'll be reviewing
a new
Epson
colour flatbed scanner
-
the GT6000
-
which will
handle
24-bit images at up to 600 dots per inch.
Oh and incidentally, guess what
its
memory
overhead is at maximum resolution?
-
a sing
le
A4-
sized
image
takes
up
an unbelievable 148 Megs!
So, as you might expect, we're playing around
with lower resolutions. But
it
just goes to show
co
that memory is the
key
to getting the
most from your
Amiga.
Otherwise, the main
piece to look out for
this month is the
first part of our new
ser
ies
on
Artificial
Intelligence. While it
won't build into a
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into
a fully-
function
ing
cyborg,
it
will at
least
show you how
to
get to grips with the exciting area of neural
networks. So get to it, and
if
you manage to build
an Al, tell us first- we'll run
it in
our news pages!
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AMIGA SHOPPER
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ISSUE
14
e
JUNE
1992
3
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Friday May 15th
Saturday May 16th
Sunday May 17th
Wembley Exhibition Centre
You can't afford
to miss
it!
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
AMIGA SHOPPER
News
with 64M
b
of
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he
first
12-bit
sampler
Issue 14 June 1992
Editor:
Andy Storer
Deputy Editor:
Cliff Ramshaw
Layout Sub-Editor:
Diana Taylor
Production Editor:
Alison Harper
Consultant Editors:
Jeff Walker,
Mark Smiddy
Contributors:
Jason Holborn, Paul
Andreas Overaa, Gary Whiteley,
Phil Harris, Ian Wrigley, Wilf Rees,
Philip Gladwin, Brian Watson
Guest Composer:
Aaron Copeland
Ad Manager:
Margaret Clarke
Senior Ad Sales Executive:
David Eckett
Ad Sales Executive:
Fran Clark
Production:
Richard Gingell
Illustrations:
Kev Sutherland,
Jolyon Webb, Sean McAlorum
Production Technicians:
Simon Windsor, Chris Stocker,
Jerome Clough
Assistant Publisher:
Stuart Anderton
Circulation Director:
Sue Hartley
Promotions Manager:
Michele Harris
Group Publishing Director:
Greg Ingham
ABC audited circulation:
July-December 1991:
45,209 copies/month
Printed by Thamesmouth Printing
News Trade Distribution
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This magazine is copyright
©
1992
Future Publishing Ltd. No part of
this magazine may be reproduced
without written permission. We
welcome contributions for
publication but regret that we
cannot return any submissions.
Any correspondence will be
consider~d for publication unless
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34
AmigaDOS
Inte
lligent
script files? Extra dat abase extensions?
They're all here
in
Mark Smiddy's essential guide
90
98
Progress
ive Peripherals
announce an amazing 68040 card
TalkingShop
Amiga Shopper's
Editor replies to your
letters
MIDI
t
urn to keyboards, sam
plers
and sequencers
The last
inst alment
in
this 12 part series. Next month, we
AmigaCD
All that's happening
in
t
he
brave new CD whirl
Networking
its beta-testers delivers his definitive verd
ict
104
110
115
126
132
134
ArtificialIntelligence
Amiga
to simulate
th
e workings of the brain
The first Amiga-based Novell
network is
here and one of
The fi
rst
part in
a new series shows you how to use your
TheAMOS
column
and snea
ks
a preview of
the
new
Easy
AMOS
Jason
Holborn continues his gu
ide
to games programm
ing
Theworld of Comms
Why are
the
Norwegians t
he Kings
of comms?
UserGroups
Programming
HAND
HELD
SCANNERS
Showing
Out
The
fina
l
f
loorplan
and guide to our very own show
Where to get
in
touch with the UK's other Amigaphiles
15
How to produce your own noughts and crosses game
We
show
you what to look for when choosing a
scanner and
review
and rate
the
best
models
on offer
Listings
The
complete code fo
r
your own Reverse Polish calculator
40
45
AmigaAnswers
world.
Turn
here
t
o have all your problems solved
15 pages of t
he
most definit
ive
expert advice
in
the Amiga
ExpertTips
Desktoppublishing
Video
scrutiny
PLUS
we preview the amazing
RayDance
75
77
Ten t
op tips on how
to improve
your Amiga programming
ANIMATED
SOUND
FI
and soundtracks Into your Amlga animations
29
139
All you need to know to Incorporate sound
effects
Freehand drawing has never been eas
ier
on the Amiga
th
anks to
ExpertDraw.
Jeff Walker puts it
through its
paces
Business
Shopper
Make sure your bank ba
lance
remains
healthy!
82
88
MEMORY
you
Three
new
30
animat
ion
rendering packages come
under
Understanding
adverts
How to decipher an advert for a hard drive
146
148
160
166
170
Education
How
to present all your
IFFfiles
at the to
uch
of a key
PublicDomainWorld
all the latest of the new
releases
in
t
he
f
ree
world
PLUS lmpoving
your present ations
the
profess
ional
way
We
pick
the best file comp
ress ion
utili ty available
PLUS
21
Which
RAM
upgrade should
Product
Locator
All t
he
Amiga software
under
heaven
is
listed here
go
for and what factors
should you bear In mind?
Am/ga Shopper
compares
the
price
and
performance
of
15 leadlnt
contenders In
Shopper
Index
Your very own guide to ou
r
first
twelve
issues
the
memory
market
Win a colourprinter!
Just
answer 3 simple quest
ions
-
and
it
could be yours
AMIGA SHOPPER
e
ISSUE
14
e
JUNE
1992
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