AMIGA ANIMATED SCREENSAVER & SYSTEM SOUND MANAGER
Version 2.0 - June 1, 1994
Entire contents Copyright (C) 1994 by MediaDesk. All rights reserved.
DesktopMAGIC - Modular screensaver and system sound manager
U.S. Version 2.0 of MaxonMAGIC, the most popular screensaver
Klaus Dieter Sommer, Gernot Reisinger, Data Design,
Freddy Veit, Salvatore Barcelona, Alexander Ismail,
DesktopMAGIC saves your screen from phosphor burn-in by
featuring 32 animated screen saver modules, accompanied by
sampled sound and 8-track music. Plus, it puts sound into your
system, Workbench, and even all your already installed
applications by assigning sounds or voices to windows, keys,
times, text and virtually all other system events. It gives
your AMIGA that MAGIC feeling you will never want to miss
- Entertaining screen saver modules, such as "Flying
Breakfast" or "Aquarium", professionally designed and animated.
- Useful screens saver modules, such as a clock, a module to
leave personal memos, or a module for password protection.
- All modules can be customized by changing numerous parameters,
and by selecting the accompanying sound and music.
- Create personal screen saver modules to showcase your IFF graphics
and ANIM files - your logo, your 3D-scenes, you name it!
- With the Audio Manager you assign sampled sounds to...
- any system event such as "Close Window" or "Inserted Disk"
- any key (specific keys and groups of keys)
- starting programs when launched from Workbench or CLI
- any text string, such as "Please insert next disk!"
- any time (specific times and 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full hour)
Be prepared for a whole new AMIGA feeling - two disks worth
of sounds and music are included!
- Comes on 3 disks packed with screen saver modules, sounds,
music, graphics and animations... diversity for months to come!
DesktopMAGIC is a safe screensaver:
- Professionally designed in strict accordance to AMIGA system
and user interface guidelines.
- Runs flawlessly on all present and future OS revisions, such as
OS 1.3, OS 2.0 and OS 3.0.
- Commercially developed and tested (enforcer proof code).
- All AMIGA graphic cards are supported (Picasso, Piccolo, etc.)
- Supports IFF sounds, IFF graphics and ANIM 5, 7 and 8 files.
- Sounds can be kept on disk to save memory.
- Already thousands of satisfied users in Germany.
- Runs on Toaster systems.
- Comprehensive 48-page manual with step-by-step instructions.
- Easy installation through Commodore Installer
- Free technical user support through phone, fax, mail or e-mail.
Now 32 screen saver modules are available:
- Aquarium (Watch happy fish... and see how they get angled)
- BlackScreen (the lean screen saver - consumes less memory)
- Blanctris (relax - and watch the AMIGA play the game)
- Blanctris_ECS (this version makes full use of the ECS)
- Checkered Race (a speedy chase to the horizon)
- Clock (tic-toc-tic-toc... analog or digital, moving or steady) +
- Cockroaches (La Cocaracha has taken over your Workbench)
- CrazyWorms (Yummi-Yummi... Workbench tastes GOOD!)
- Curtain (The creature draws the curtain... have a break!)
- Eyes (Why are they blinking at you - out of the dark?) +
- Fireworks (glittering, fading, colored, or all at the same time)
- Flying Breakfast (a classic - need we say more?)
- Fractal (OK, not Julia Roberts - but the Julia equations!)
- FractalDOUB (twice as exact)
- Life (the famous simulation game)
- Lightning (we deliver the thunder, too!)
- Lines (another classic - don't miss it)
- Meltdown (Quickly! Switch on your workbench windshield wipers!)
- Messages ("Out to lunch - file is in the drawer - See you!")
- Mountain (For all you 3D fractal landscape fans out there) +
- Mower (It was about time for THAT Workbench)
- MyAnimation (This one's worth more than a million others) +
- MyPicture (Your logo, your 3D-scene, your painting) +
- Password (Protects your AMIGA when you're not there) +
- Plasma (Psyhodelic - use only as directed)
- Puzzle (Tiles of Workbench surface are shifted around) +
- Rain (It's raining screen saver modules)
- Spotlights (Your AMIGA life on stage) +
- Stars (..to boldly go where no one's gone before...)
- Stars_ECS (extra smooth on ECS machines)
- Tunnel (A space odysey - right on your AMIGA)
(+ Included in this release)
C programmers! Write and publish your own screen saver modules:
The DesktopMAGIC screen saver development kit will be available by
June 15, 1994. It contains comprehensive information on how to
write screen saver modules and how to integrate them in the
DesktopMAGIC environment. You own the copyright to your screen
saver modules, so you may publish them yourself or through
MediaDesk. The developer kit is freely distributable and will be
available through all appropriate distribution channels.
If you want to place an order for a full-featured, registered
version of DesktopMAGIC including 3 disks and manual for only $39.95,
please call 1-800-30-MDESK (1-800-306-3375) directly, and one of our
friendly staff members will be happy to assist you. VISA/MC/AMEX
welcome. Or refer to the convenient order form included in this
package (file name: "DesktopMAGIC_Order_Form").
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