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31.Jul.2003
AMIGAplus


AMIGAplus 07-08/2003 - Shopping-Time
Issue 07-08/2003 of the German 68 pages, 4c paper magazine AMIGAplus is out now including eight hardware-reviews, workshops and much more. Content of this issue:
  • Reviews of X-Surf II and Catweasel MK3/PCI Flipper
  • Reviews of ATI Radeon Pro 9000, Plextor Premium CD-RW 52x24x52, LaCie Data Bank Pocket Drive, Konica Digital Revio C2, Canon BJC i850 and Creative Optical Mouse
  • eMail-Special: Review of YAM 2.4 plus "Anti-Spam with YAM" workshop
  • A+ in Augsburg: AmigaOS 4 on Tour
  • Interview with Micky "Diavolo Backup" Wenngatz
  • Listen: Audio-CD "Amiga Immortal 2"
  • Workshop: NetBSD auf dem Amiga (part 2)
  • Workshop Video & DraCo (part 5)
  • Amiga Status Report: 64-Bit-Fever
  • Demoscene: Underdogs
  • Amiga market overview: prices, distributors a.s.o.
  • and much more

AMIGAplus is available via subscription, direct order or through your local Amiga dealer on demand for 5,- EUR. (nba)

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31.Jul.2003
WHDLoad (Website)


WHDLoad: New packages up to 31st July 2003
With the help of WHDLoad you can now install games on your hard disk that had only been meant for floppy use. The following packages have been added or updated since our last announcement:
  • 31.07.03 updated: Xenon (Bitmap Brothers) rewritten for kickemu, no more slowdowns
  • 31.07.03 improved: Lemmings (Psygnosis/DMA Design) supports another disk and CDTV version
  • 30.07.03 fixed: Cavitas (Nite Time Games) access fault fixed
  • 30.07.03 fixed: Cavitas (Nite Time Games) access fault fixed
  • 28.07.03 improved: Subwar 2050 (Microprose) added support for CD32 version
  • 28.07.03 new: Space Quest Enhanced (Sierra) done by JOTD
  • 28.07.03 new: Space Quest 3 (Sierra) done by JOTD
  • 27.07.03 new: King's Quest Enhanced (Sierra) done by JOTD
  • 27.07.03 new: Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon (Master Designer Software/Cinemaware) done by JOTD
  • 27.07.03 new: Police Quest 2 (Sierra) done by JOTD
  • 25.07.03 new: Space Quest 2 (Sierra) done by JOTD
  • 25.07.03 new: Space Quest (Sierra) done by JOTD
  • 25.07.03 new: Police Quest (Sierra) done by JOTD
  • 25.07.03 fixed: Cannon Fodder 2 (Sensible Software) keyboard handling corrected
  • 23.07.03 improved: Plan 9 From Outer Space (Gremlin Graphics) rawdic imager updated, new icons
  • 23.07.03 improved: Jaguar XJ-220 (Ocean) loads and saves games and maps, new icons
  • 23.07.03 fixed: Elfmania (Terramarque/Renegade) rawdic imager fixed, new install script
  • 23.07.03 improved: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (Tynesoft) disk images optimised, requires reimaging
  • 23.07.03 fixed: Black Sect (Lankhor) new install script
  • 23.07.03 improved: Black Crypt (Raven Software) spell list added
  • 23.07.03 improved: Lemmings 2 (Psygnosis) supports another version, uses kickemu
(nba) (Translation: nba)

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31.Jul.2003
amiga.org (Website)


OpenAmiga On the Lookout for a Logo
The website for OpenAmiga has been thoroughly rebuilt and now offers forums and a new look. The authors are now looking for a logo for the OpenAmiga project. If you would like to furnish or help work on such a logo, click on the menu button Compliance Logos.

The initiators of OpenAmiga have made it their goal to establish a standard for the Amiga. This standard should then make it easier for a programmer to port between future Amiga platforms such as Amiga OS 4, AROS and MorphOS, at the same time offering the user a higher degree of flexibility in determining which system is for him or her. (nba) (Translation: dm)

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31.Jul.2003
Massimiliano Tretene


Beta-WarpOS-Version of Duke Nukem 3D Released
Massimiliano Tretene has put a WarpOS port of the action game Duke Nukem 3D on his website. This versions is untested. unoptimized, and offers neither sound nor 3D acceleration.

To test it you must set the stack to 16384 and raise the partition buffer to 2000. For the installation please follow the instructions from the original 68K port from Dante/Oxyron, already reported by amiga-news.de. Bug notifications with all relevant offerings may be emailed to the developer at glquake@libero.it. (nba) (Translation: dm)

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31.Jul.2003
Troels Ersking


AmigaOS 4.0 on Tour in Dänemark
9th August from 13:00 to 17:00 at Syvstjerneskolen in Værløse, Denmark.
We hereby welcome all Amiga fans to a couple of hours of Amiga OS 4 demonstration. Amiga OS 4 will be shown running on an A4000 fitted with a CyberstormPPC accelerator, but it will also be possible to have a closer look at an AmigaOne. Sodas and coffee will be on sale at the venue. Please send us an e-mail if you intend to show up, so we are able to estimate the total attendance. Mail: os4tour@amigadk.dk. (nba)

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31.Jul.2003
Lars Fuhrken-Batista (E-Mail)


Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown Also for Xbox
"Robin Hood", the sequel to to the Amiga-Classic "Defender of the Crown", will be offered by Capcom and Cinemaware for Microsoft Xbox along with versions Sony Playstation 2 and Windows PCs in September

In a talk with AMIGAplus Cinemaware did not categorically rule out a version for the upcoming Amiga platforms. (nba) (Translation: dm)

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31.Jul.2003
Russ Norrby (ANF)


AmigaOS 4.0: Präsentation in New York
Mr. Hardware Computers and A.M.U.S.E (New York City Amiga Users Group) are happy to announce the showing of Amiga Operating system OS 4.0 next Tuesday Aug 5th 2003 8:00pm-10:00pm Room 706, Meyers Hall New York University Washington Place (Between Broadway and Washington Square East.)

The OS will be running on a Power Pc processor in a Amiga 4000. This is Beta version and the first showing on the East Coast. We will also be showing the AmigaOne G4XE based systems and we will have many Amiga hardware and software items for sale, held over from the Sacramento California show. All are invited. Amiga, Back for the future.

Further info call Russ Norrby 631-821-2364 (nba)

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31.Jul.2003
Kai Stegemann (ANF)


Neue Hollywood Presentation Appears
Kai Stegemann has released a new Hollywood presentation and made it available for download under the title link. In the archive the executable data for MorphOS and AmigaOS may be found with the script. More presenations will follow in the future.

We're still looking for fellow warriors to help build a Hollywood portal, warriors who could design the website, create presenations, or come up with new ideas. (nba) (Translation: dm)

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30.Jul.2003
Andreas Magerl (E-Mail)


Wanted: Programmer or team for Digibooster Professional
APC&TCP together with Dennis "Psyria" Lohr are now the owners of all rights of Digibooster Professional. "We are very interested to ensure that this program will get a continous further development inthe future. Because DBPro is the last commercial program of it´s kind for the Amiga it´s our aim that the program will be improved in future and to show that the Amiga still can be stand the competition now and in future!"

Planed extentions are in the first instance to ensure a working on MorphOS, AmigaOS 4, Amithlon and WinUAE. Further features and details will better be discussed later and together. Therefore a programmer or team is wanted who has:
  • Knowledge of assembler (68k) and C(++) (original source is assembler)
  • Some knowledge of special music programing ideally
  • A lot of motivation
Very much appreciated would be if there would be enough time as well. Interested programmer or programming teams might please contact: digiboosterpro@apc-tcp.de. All further details as e.g. the salary will be discussed then.

What´s Digibooster Professional?
DBPro is a so called tracker program. It´s possible o produce your own music by using samples. So called pattern are prgrammed by typing in sequences of programmiert. Put together the paterns lead to a whole music track.

Wht´s the features of the program?
With the current version of DBPro it is posible to manage up to:
  • 128 tracks
  • 256 samples (sound files with no size limitation)
  • 1024 Patterns
  • 1024 Pattern positions
within one song.

Track format loading:
  • Digibooster 1.x (digi)
  • Protracker (mod)
  • Oktalyzer (okt)
  • Octamed (mmd0-mmd3)
  • OctamedSoundStudio (oss)
  • FastTracker (xm)
  • ScreamTracker (s3m)
There is the possibility to save the tracks not only as the Dbm format but also as Xm or Mod format.

Sample format loading:
  • IFF 8SVX (mono - 8 Bit)
  • IFF 16SV (mono - 16 Bit)
  • RIFF WAV (mono/stereo - 8/16 Bit)
  • AIFF (mono/stereo - 8/16 Bit)
  • MP3 (CBR) import LayerI-III
With the following extras there are nearly no limits for the creativity:
  • (B)eats (P)er (M)inute Pitcher
  • DSP echo (Echo Delay, Feedback, Mix und Cross)
  • volume envelopes
  • balance envelopes
  • Roland TB-303 "GrooveBox" emulation (not realtime)
  • HD recording of Samples (utilizing HardDiskRecord from AHI)
  • optional high quality 32 bit mixing with linear interpolation in realtime
  • up to seven Octaves
  • CyberGraphX & Picasso96 Gfx card support
  • and and and ...
Thanks to AHI support every AHI soundcard can be used. Who likes to know more about Digibooster Professional is invited to visit the following addresses: Furthermore there is an IRC channel regarding Digibooster Professional:
  • Channel: #digiboosterpro
  • Server: irc.phat-net.de
  • Port: 6667
Every interested one is invited to come around. (ps) (Translation: ub)

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30.Jul.2003
Thomas Schulze (ANF)


Crossfire II and a evaluation abonement of the Amiga Future as a special offer
(ps) (Translation: ub)

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30.Jul.2003
Mariusz Wloczysiak / Elbox (E-Mail)


Elbox: Free Terratec 512i Digital with Purchase of Mediator
Elbox Computer, the leading manufacturer of hardware for Amiga computers, announces promotion for all Mediator PCI busboards purchased in the Elbox Online Store from 30 July to 18 August 2003.
With every Mediator busboard purchased in the promotion period, the end-user will be eligible to receive a free Terratec 512i Digital sound card enclosed in the Mediator shipment. For details, see the Special Offer page.

About Mediator:

The Mediator PCI busboard line is designed to enable expansion of Amiga computers with a wide range of PCI cards. The following PCI cards are already supported in Mediator busboards: Voodoo5, Voodoo4, Voodoo3, Voodoo Banshee, S3 VirgeDX and S3 Virge PCI graphic cards; Spider USB 2.0 host controller cards; Fast Ethernet 100Mbps and Ethernet 10Mbps PCI network cards; Sound Blaster 4.1 digital, Sound Blaster 128 and ForteMedia FM801-based sound cards; TV tuner cards. The Mediator busboard is a necessary expansion for Amiga computers to employ the power of the latest PowerPC G3/G4 processors, around which SharkPPC and SharkPPC+ cards are based. Mediator busboards are available for the following Amiga models:
  • - Amiga 4000T (Mediator PCI 3/4000T),
  • - Amiga 4000D (Mediator PCI 4000Di, Mediator PCI 4000D, Mediator PCI 3/4000T),
  • - Amiga 3000T (Mediator PCI 3/4000T),
  • - Amiga 3000D (Mediator PCI 3000D, Mediator PCI 3/4000T),
  • - Amiga 1200 (Mediator PCI 1200 SX, Mediator PCI ZIV, Mediator PCI 1200 LT).
About Terratec 512i Digital:

The Terratec 512i Digital offers everything you need to achieve perfect sound. With up to 4 channels for connecting 2 or 4 loudspeakers and top-quality recording and playback at up to 48 kHz you can enjoy crystal clear sound all around. TOS-Link digital output guarantees lossless recordings via direct optical connection for DAT or MiniDisc recorders. With 8- and 16-bit mono and stereo playback and 16-bit stereo recording plus user-selectable sampling rates from 5kHz to 48kHz, the Terratec 512i Digital produces precise audio fidelity.

Order your Mediator Now and get the best sound card for your Amiga for FREE!

Mariusz Wloczysiak
ELBOX COMPUTER, Press Department
contact: press@elbox.com (ps) (Translation: ub)

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30.Jul.2003
Dietmar Eilert (Website)


Editor: Servicepack 2 for MorphED released
Dietmar Eilert has released the Servicepack 2 for the Editor MorphED today. MorphED is a free Text editor and gcc development kit for the operating system MorphOS.

Download: sp2.lha (ps) (Translation: ub)

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29.Jul.2003
Norman Walter (ANF)


Hardware Assistent: DD2AG Version 0.2 appeared
In setting of the projekt "Hardware-Assistent" the version 0.2 of the toll DD2AG has been appeared. In the new version bugs have been repaired.

DD2AG produces an Amiga-Guide file, which contains an index of tool appeared "Driver Descriptor" So you always have an actual index of the supported hardware. Also it is possible that you can install drivers from the produced guide- if OpenURL is installed it is possible to download the drives via internet.

Download: DD2AG_0.2.lha (ps) (Translation: gf)

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29.Jul.2003
Andreas Magerl (E-Mail)


Amiga Future: Interview with Andreas Falkenhahn
"Hollywood" is one of those programms, which earned the most attention in the small getting Amiga-Software-Landscape. It is one of the "Killer-Applications" in the multimedia area, which we need at the Amiga urgently. In the interwiew with the author Andreas Falenhahn it was possible to catch some more details of the latest "Hollywood"-version and the planed features. (ps) (Translation: gf)

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29.Jul.2003
Markus Nerding (ANF)


DTP: PageStream 4.1 Pro
The american Producer "Grasshopper" published his new prices for PageStream not long ago. It took a bit of time until we could take over this offer, but so we can offer an other product of the PageStream familiy. The Pro-Version contains instead of the Standard-Version of TextFX2, Gary`s Effects and Borders 1&2, which were else available as singlepackage, resp. Extensions-Bundle. The new Pricearrangement (from 109,95 EUR) shows directly the attention to the large applicationbase

PageStream 4.1 and PageStream 4.1 Pro are available at the moment for: Windows,Amiga and Macintosh. The Linux version is tested at the moment. All versions are available in English. The Windows- and the Amiga version is also available in German.

PageStream is there for all kinds of Publishing-Jobs, started at newspaper articles, going to colored advertisings to technical books. Letters, studyworks, presentations, visitingcars, flyer and many more is produced quickly. Thousands of advertiseres are using PageStream for years to do their jobs. (ps) (Translation: gf)

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