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LASERMAX Amiga Laser Shareware
Version 1.20 4-Sep-97 - Copyright ©1997 by Anthony Barrett
Created and written by Anthony Barrett
UPDATE 12 Dec 2002: Anthony Barrett writes. "I am no longer supporting the Amiga LASERMAX software and therefore it would not be right to accept anymore shareware fees. If I remember correctly I did not include the manual for the software in an effort to encourage people to support the project and send in their shareware fee (well that didn't work!). Therefore I have attached the original manual (Word format) to distribute along with the software."
PLEASE NOTE: LASERMAX laser controller will ONLY run on 68020+ processors and Amiga OS v2.0 or higher. This archive may be freely distributed as long as this archive remains in its original form i.e. do not delete, add or change this archive in any way.
USE THIS PROGRAM AT YOUR OWN RISK. I DO NOT, AND WILL NOT, ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM FOR ANY/ALL DAMAGES TO PERSONS, PROPERTY, EQUIPMENT, EYES OR HEALTH THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
LASERMAX LASER controller was original written for my own
use. The software started as a laser hobby. I started with slow open loop
scanners and wrote a quick program to generate lissajous patterns on my
Amiga to drive them.
I have now decided to release this software as SHAREWARE
for other hobbyist/laserist to use and enjoy. The shareware fee is a mere
$30 US$! So please, if you like this program and decide to use it, then show
your support by paying the shareware fee. Depending on YOUR response I will
keep developing this software and make updates available on the Internet
This program may work with existing modifications done to your Amiga (e.g. for LSD1000) but first measure the output signal to check that it is no greater than 10 volts p-p BEFORE connecting to your scanners. Use the frame called "FullSizeBox2" as this will give the maximum peak to peak output signal.
You can also visit the Budget Laser graphics page which describes how to build the lowest cost possible laser graphics system that will produce entertainment quality [12K] graphics.
A summary of all the LASERMAX LASER controller commands can be found in the file called: LASERMAXCommands.text
Installation is simple. Just copy all the files and directories to any directory on your hard drive and assign "LASERMAX:" to it. I recommend making a directory call "DH0:LASERMAX" and copy all files and directories into it. Then use your favourite text editor to add the following line into your "S:Startup-sequence":
If you do not already have the "reqtools.library"
in your "Libs:" directory then you will also need to copy the one
supplied with this archive into your "Libs:" directory.
The future of this software depends on YOU and your support! I would like to add the following features to this software:
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