diskMAGazine (Apr 1991) : WhatIsTIV?

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                              Version 1.5l


                        Released March 10, 1991

                       Written by: Thomas Krehbiel

                     Copyright © 1990,1991  TEKSoft

                           All Rights Reserved



              
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     What is TIV?  TIV is a very complete general purpose IFF viewer.
It combines an ILBM picture viewer, ANIM Op5 animation player, and
8SVX sampled sound player all in one hopefully convenient program.
TIV can be run from CLI or from WorkBench, with many different options
available in either environment.

     A partial list of features follows:

     * Can show any type of ILBM picture, including overscan,
       HAM, Halfbright, SHAM, and Super Bitmap, with Color Cycling.
       Also includes an optional kludge hook into Dyna-Show to show
       Dynamic Hires and Dynamic HAM pictures.  Also supports
       HAM-E Super Bitmap pictures.

     * Can view any ANIM Op5 animation, including overscan, HAM, 
       Halfbright.  Supports palette changes on every frame, and
       supports color cycling during playback.  Also boasts very high
       frame rates.  Can also show DeluxePaint3 ANIM Brushes
       correctly!  Contains an optional kludge hook into Movie to show
       Sculpt-Animate movies.

     * Can play any length sound sample in either IFF 8SVX format or
       Raw format, including support for Fibonnaci-Delta compressed 
       8SVXs and stereo 8SVXs.

     * Capable of scanning a given directory for pictures, animations,
       and/or sounds for quick slideshow presentations.

     * Supports a variety of user options covering a wide range
       of applications, all accessable from CLI or Workbench.

     * Extensive WorkBench support.

     * And MUCH More...



1.3.  Requirements

     TIV should work on any model Amiga with as little as 512K (it
might even work in 256K).  However, there are certain limiting
factors:  Some pictures will require a large amount of Chip memory
to be viewable (especially interlaced HAM/HalfBrite pictures or
animations).  Also, some animations might require a large amount
of Fast memory to load completely off of disk.  In addition,
the Slideshow mode requires a generally large amount of chip memory.

     TIV requires either Workbench 2.0's "ASL.Library" or the
freely distributable "ARP.Library" in the current LIBS: directory
for it to work in Interactive Mode.  Other than this mode, neither
library is required.  Interactive mode lets you select files to
view from a file requester, one at a time.

     At this time, TIV is *NOT* able to be made resident.  Sorry.

     TIV 1.5l is largely Workbench 2.0 compatible (tested under 
Kickstart Release 36.303).  There are, however, certain idiosyncrasies 
that crop up especially displaying brushes or ANIM brushes and when 
using View mode in general.  I am researching these problems and will 
attempt to correct them in the next version (if anybody has any
suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me).  See the section
below on Workbench 2.0 for details.


              
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	TO ACCESS TIV FROM THE WORKBENCH  <QUIT>  THIS PROGRAM
	
	FROM THE MAIN MENU AND THEN DOUBLE CLICK THE diskMAGazine
	
	DISK ICON TO OPEN IT, THEN DOUBLE CLICK THE TIV DRAWER TO

	OPEN IT, THEN DOUBLE CLICK THE TIV ICON.  SELECT A FILE,

	HIT   <OK>  AND YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY.

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