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To help you find what you want
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referenced of all the products
list
and subjectscoveredin this
month's
Amiga Shopper.
You'll find
a detailed indexto the many
subjectsdealt with In the problem-
solving
Amlga Answers
section
givenon page 39. The page
numbersgiven are for the first page
of the article in whichthe subject is
mentioned.
Accelerators
Advertisers'Index
AmigaExposed
AmigaDOS
AMOS
Answers
BackIssues
BulletinBoards
C Programming
CD-ROM
Chaos
Chip RAM
CodeClinic
Communications
Competition
DesktopPublishing
DICE
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step in. Our main feature this month describes
how you can bestow A1200-like powers on your old
A500 or A500 Plus. Some of the modifications are
also applicable to the A1500 and A2000.
We tell you how to increase your Chip RAM for
increased graphics and audio power, how to
upgrade to the
latest
versions of Workbench and
Kickstart for greater ease-of-use, and how to
change over to the Super Denise chip, which offers
extra screen modes. What we can't show you,
unfortunate
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is how to gain the new AGA screen
modes of the A1200; instead we've discussed two
low-<::ost
display enhancers for the A500 that will
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Probably the most important advantage the
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
News
Includ
ing
a
report
from the Amiga Format live Show
10
16
Chaos
Animate your fracta
ls
(source code supp
lied
on disk
)
64
Disk Pages
AMOS
ReaderSurvey
Tell us what you think about
Amiga Shopper
68
69
76
81
84
Instructions on how to get the most from your cover disk
Write a file requester in AMOS Pro (source code on disk)
C Programming
syste
m
that will ease your development cycle
How to set up and use DICE, an integrated development
Listings
Transform
your Amiga
20
Video
and DKB's Agnus enhancer
,
MegAChip
This month we present a reader's 30 shape manipulator
Tum your aging A500 into a state-of-the-art machine
with our step-by-step guide to replacing the custom
chips, adding better graphics and updating Kickstart.
Reviews of GVP's
lmageFX
image processing package
ReaderAds
The place to buy and sell used Amiga kit
87
Communications
A look at a bulletin board PLUS tips on saving money
88
92
94
letters
Music
A tutorial for
OctaMED,
which
is
on the cover disk
Join in the debate on the hottest topics in Amiga-land
Retina
We review and compare eight boards from Great Valley
Products and Progressive Peripherals that can increase
your Amiga's processing power by up to 350 times
Workbench emulation is put through
its
paces
98
101
The new low-cost 16. 7 million colour frame buffer with
AmigaAnswers
Our expert panel deals with more of your problems
39
41
UserGroups
Get in touch with other Amiga fans
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Among this month's crop of
low-cost
and no-cost
software
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Term,
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122
The AmigaExposed
dea
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with subtraction and memory addressing
Our series explaining the inner workings of the Amiga
Product
locator
Your at a glance guide to the best in PD software
AmigaDOS
An expose of
Pest 3,
the calendar/reminder ut
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supplied on this month
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cover disk
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ISSUE 2
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JULY
1993
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