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First impressions can be very misleading. Parrotry is an art program aimed at people who are not artistic. Comparing it to Melbourne Draw or Firebird's Art Studio leaves an impression of an infantile attempt at commercial software.

But delving into the manual and studying the demonstration pictures reveals how much Treasure Island Software has accomplished Parrotry is a dynamic art program. Rather than just acting like a paintbrush, splashing colour on the screen where you tell it to. the program also remembers just what you did and builds up a sequence of commands. That way, if you make a mistake, you can delete your error from the list of commands, and redraw the picture. Also, simple animation is easy to achieve, such as eyes flicking left and right.

The program can plot an individual point, draw a line from one point to another and draw circles. The circles are just 30 or so lines joined together, so if an arc is required, all you have to do is delete the lines you do not want from the command sequence.

The program will let you fill in an area of the screen, but if there is a gap in the box. circle or area the ink will flood out and ruin your picture. Bad fills can quickly be deleted.

The program will work in either mode 0 or mode 1. ink and pen colour are easily changed. There is also a grid option, which should help when copying other pictures: you divide the original

picture into squares and copy it section by section Normally, two sheets of acetate and a felt-tip pen are supplied with the program to help in copying an:. These were not supplied to me. so I can't comment...

A baa omission is that the program cannot handle shades or textures, only solid colours. 5 think this is a great pity, as they are such very useful features. Also. Parrotry cannol integrate with other programs it has its own standards and protocols.
The prooram can loop in the command list: rather than draw many individual squares you can draw one and repeat it at various coordinates. This is a powerful feature for a drawing program. Other options place text on the screen or change the border colour. There is also a 'laser': simply a beam that mimics the drawing action. The screen can also be saved as a conventional one. so that it is easily loaded from Basic Understand that the command sequence is number-based, so you can't just type in. 'Draw a line from here to there.' Instead you must enter a sequence of numbers or draw the line yourself. Think of it as finding a telephone number, then finding out who that number belongs to.

To judge from the manual. I think Treasure Island Software has a rebellious attitude: it bums with vitriolic scorn or conventional screen designers. WIMPS and user-friendliness in general. Furthermore. even if they have a disk drive. 464 owners cannot use Parrotry.

Personally. I rather like it. Parrotry's editing functions are not of the best, but the design and the way it works really are different. Put some effort in, and Parrotry is a useful tool.

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★ PUBLISHER: Treasure Island Software
★ YEAR: 1987
★ CONFIG: 64K + AMSDOS
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★ LICENCE: COMMERCIALE
★ AUTHOR(S): ???
★ PRICE: £12.95 disk only

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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.