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20.Aug.2018



Crowdfunding: Minskies Furball as CD version
The newcomer "BigBox Gaming" is going to offer games in big boxes as it used to be. The games which are delivered on CD are supposed to be compatible with Windows, Mac OS and "the later Amiga systems". The first game is the Tetris clone Minskies Furballs released in 1996. more... (cg/dr)

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20.Aug.2018



ReAmiga 1200: Replica of A1200 mainboard published
As announced, on weekend John 'Chucky' Hertell has published the documents of his A1200 mainboard "ReAmiga 1200" (video of test run). It is a clone of the revision 1D.4 of Commodore's last desktop computer which compared to the original one provides the following improvements: more... (cg/dr)

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20.Aug.2018



Speech: Modern Amiga Demo Cross-Development
The both Haujobb programmer 'Hellfire' and 'Noname' has given a lecture about "Modern Amiga Demo Cross-Development" on the demo party 'Evoke' which took place last weekend. Now this speech is available on Youtube. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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19.Aug.2018



Aminet-Uploads until 18.08.2018
The following archives have been added to the Aminet until August 18th, 2018:
more... (snx/dr)

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19.Aug.2018



OS4Depot-Uploads until 18.08.2018
The following archives have been added to the OS4Depot until August 18th, 2018:
more... (snx/dr)

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19.Aug.2018



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 18.08.2018
The following archives have been added to the AROS-Archives until August 18th, 2018:
more... (snx/dr)

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19.Aug.2018



MorphOS-Storage-Uploads until 18.08.2018
The following archives have been added to the MorphOS Storage until August 18th, 2018:
more... (snx/dr)

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19.Aug.2018



WHDLoad: New installers until 18.08.2018
Using WHDLoad, you can install games, scene demos and intros from cracking groups to your harddisk that were only working from floppy disks previously. The following installers have been added until August 18th, 2018: more... (snx/dr)

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17.Aug.2018



R1200: Replica of A1200 motherboards almost completed
Since June John 'Chucky' Hertell, who already recreated Commmodore's processor board A3640, has been working on a replica of the Amiga-1200 motherboard of revision 1D4 which he named "R1200". Hertell will sell some of the self produced boards  - but all documents can be downloaded so other users can also produce boards. more... (cg/dr)

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17.Aug.2018



MorphOS: E-Mail client Iris, beta version 36
Jacek 'jacadcaps' Piszczek's "Iris" is supposed to become the standard mail program for MorphOS. It supports IMAP and can read and create HTML mails. The program requires MorphOS 3.10. You can give feedback to the author using the corresponding discussion on Morphzone. more... (cg/dr)

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16.Aug.2018
Forum 64 (Webseite)


New keyboard membranes for Amiga computers
For some time RWAP Software has been selling contact foils for Sinclair computers. A while ago, keyboard membranes for Amiga keyboards have been added to the portfolio. They can be bought on Sell My Retro. Keyboard membranes are available for A500(+), A600 and A1200 at a price of 21 to 24 Euro per item. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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16.Aug.2018
Scene World Podcast (ANF)


Scene World Podcast #50: Lars 'Ghandy' Sobiraj
Today Lars Sobiraj is freelance journalist and publisher of Tarnkappe.info. In the past he was known as "Ghandy" in the Amiga scene and editor of the diskmag Hugi. For issue #50 he was "Scene World's" guest. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Aug.2018
Amiga Future (Webseite)


PDF magazine: REV'n'GE 89 (Italian/English)
The PDF magazine REV'n'GE ("Retro Emulator Vision and Game") is available in Italian as well as in an English-language translation. REV'n'GE compares and reviews games on vintage computers.

Among others the latest issue includes articles about the Amiga games "9 Lives", "Fun School 3: Over 7's", "Swooper" and "Worthy".

Download sites

English: SendSpace / Mega
Italian: SendSpace / Mega (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Aug.2018
Andreas Magerl (ANF)


APC&TCP and Amiga Future at Gamescom (August 22 to 25, Cologne)
Press release: APC&TCP and Amiga Future will once again have a booth at at Gamescom this year. On more than 70 m² we will be exhibiting about 20 Amiga models, hoping to win over some new users for our hobby. Around a dozen users, all volunteers, will be manning the booth and answer questions about the Amiga. Just in time for Gamescom, the Amiga Future Archive 4 DVD will be available to buy directly from us at the show. more... (cg/cg)

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15.Aug.2018



Pascal compiler: Source code of PCQ Pascal released
PCQ Pascal is a Pascal compiler for the Amiga which was released at the end of the 80s. The author Patrick Quaid now has released the source code of the compiler at Github including runtime library, includes and diverse utilities like optimizer and make. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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14.Aug.2018
Amigaworld.net (Forum)


Sonnet.library: Network card as PowerPC accelerator board
The SonnetAmiga project makes it possible to use PowerPC-based PCI cards as accelerator board for WarpOS programs in the Amiga by means of a mediator board (amiga-news.de reported). The Sonnet Crescendo 7200 included, already five PCI cards are supported: more... (snx/dr)

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14.Aug.2018
Radiosity (IRC)


The AGA-A3000: Amiga fans equip boards of the Commodore prototype AA3000
The AA3000 and A3000+ have been further developments of the Amiga-3000 mainboard which for the first time should use the new AGA chipset. Additional to the AGA chipset, the revised board should contain a digital signal processor which was supposed to be used for 16-Bit audio and floating point operations. Altogether only few prototypes were produced before the project was abandoned in favour of the A4000. more... (cg/dr)

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14.Aug.2018
Andreas Magerl (ANF)


Print magazine: Amiga Future 134 - preview and extracts
A preview and extracts of issue 134 (September/October 2018) of the Amiga Future have been released today. Among other things, this issue features reviews on Worthy and Bomb Jack Beer as well as a preview to the Gold3 AGA Apollo core ("AGA on the Amiga 600"). (cg) (Translation: dr)

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14.Aug.2018
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Interview with Andreas Magerl (Amiga Future)
On occation of the 20th anniversary of the Amiga Future, AMIcast has interviewed its chief editor Andreas Magerl. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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13.Aug.2018
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Kids Jump'n Run: Elfie the Unicorn as purchase version on disk
"Elfie - The Unicon" (trailer) is a classic jump'n run for kids which is available for free on Aminet. In order to fulfil an old dream, the author now offers a "commercial" version of the game on disk: more... (cg/dr)

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13.Aug.2018



Free hardware: RS232-WLAN adapter "Virtual Modem for ESP8266"
By using the RS232-WLAN adapters computers which do not have an Ethernet or WLAN controller can be connected to modern networks. Mainly the adapters are used as telnet servers or clients for old computers, e.g. for mailboxes. more... (cg/dr)

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13.Aug.2018



Harddrive images under windows: HstWB Installer
By using Henrik Nørfjand Stengaard's "HstWB Installer" under Windows you can build bootable harddrive images which then can be used with an emulator or written on an Amiga harddrive. AmigaOS 3.1 or 3.9 and Worbench distributions like BetterWB or ClassicWB are supported. Extension packages can add e.g. graphical game menus for choosing WHDLoad games. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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13.Aug.2018



Documentation: The Commodore Story at Amazon (Update)
After The Commodore Wars, From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years and Viva Amiga, "The Commodore Story" is the fourth documentation about Commodore. For some time the crowdfunded film (trailer) can be watched at Amazon, iTunes and Netflix.

Update: (15.08.2018, 15:30, cg)

Feedback from our readers shows that despite the film maker's announcements, the documentation is not available on Netflix or iTunes. It can be purchased on amazon.com though. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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