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Ghostscript update: novels and pamphlets print
A further update for AFPL Ghostscript gives the possibility for novels and pamphlets print: four document pages are printed on one sheet (two on the frontside, two on the backside).

In addition to a full installation of AFPL Ghostscript 8.50 (title link) you need a new version of the binary and the script pdf2ps.amiga:

gs850release020nofpu.tar.bz2 (1,1 MB)
pdf2ps.amiga (0,2 KB) (cg) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 19:12] [Comments: 0]
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Neo (ANF)

AmigaOS 4: beat'em up "Beats of Rage"
Juha Niemimaki ported the beat'em up Beats of Rage to AmigaOS 4. In addition to the Amiga archive (title link) you need the games data archive: (60 MB) (cg) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 18:43] [Comments: 0]
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AmigaRemix: 12 new songs added is a website where remixes of Amiga games soundtracks are made available for download as MP3 files. Since our last report were twelve new songs added and became part of the data base. (ps) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 11:08] [Comments: 0]
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Worm Wars version 8.3b for Amiga and Windows released
Amigan Software released version 8.3b of the Snake clone Worm Wars. The source codes for SAS/C and StormC are part of the archive.

Amiga-Version WormWars.lha - 686 KB
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP/2003: - 653 KB (ps) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 11:02] [Comments: 0]
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NewGUI: a look at enhanced functions
Among other links on the NewGUI homepage gives this link a first glance at the enhanced functions of the NewGui themes.

Programs can let the graphics needed for their gadgets being calculated. The linked image e.g. shows a button gadget that can be extended to almost every width with three graphical elements. Graphics for string, cycle and check boxes will follow. Basically, transparency effects can be used on the graphics. (ps) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 10:54] [Comments: 0]
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Steffen Nitz (ANF)

SN-ListDatei v1.2 - webmaster update
There's a new version of SN-ListDatei available on the homepage. SN-ListDatei lists all files of a directory including all sub-directories with date and file size.

New in version 1.2 is the support for webmasters who want their files being handled in specific ways by search engines, e.g. Google. For locking files the file "robots.txt" and for the direct indexing the file "sitemap.txt" can be generated, both accepted for example by Google. The archive contains an image showing Google having accepted the "sitemap.txt". Furthermore, there are three new functions to remove files from the list:
  • Removing HTML files (e. g. for robots.txt)
  • Only HTML and text files remain (e.g. for sitemap.txt)
  • Removing files by using pattern
In the future there'll probably be the possibility to generate a XML file for sitemaps, the standard format for such uses. Right now, only a simpe Text file is created that is accepted at least by Google.

There are two new subdomains for the pages of There were some additons to the Euro collectors site, too. (ps) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 10:50] [Comments: 0]
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MorphZone (website)

Aladdin 4D: sales offer to open source developers
After the attempt of a sale by auction of the rights of the 3D package Aladdin 4D does Nova Design now offer it to the general public: if the required 37.579,83 US dollars should come together (according to a company's statement these are only used to pay old bills) would the source code, all documentation, projects and manuals as well as trade mark and graphics become open source. Aladdin 4D is written in C. (snx) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 07:46] [Comments: 0]
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ANN (website)

Box wallpapers with Commodore and AROS theme
Following the title link you can find adaptations of the MorphOS box wallpapers for Commodore and AROS. (snx) (Translation: wk)

[News message: 16. Jul. 2005, 07:22] [Comments: 0]
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AMP: Composer-database updated
The composer-database of the Amiga Music Preservation (AMP) has been updated. Additional to fixing of bugs many further musicans and new information have been added.

Meanwhile over 10.000 musicans with Amiga reference are listed where Germany has the most entries. If you have additional information please contact the AMP. (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 15. Jul. 2005, 23:26] [Comments: 0]
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Amiga Impact (Webseite)

MorphOS: AmiNetRadio-Plugin for the sc68-format
For AmiNetRadio there is now a plugin for playing the sc68-format based on the sc68-library by Benjamin Gérard. Additional to the sc68-format itself (from the Amiga as well as from Atari ST with about 90 different play routines and several subsongs pro file) sndh-files (Atari ST) also are played.

The choice of the subsongs is made with the slider for the time position. to get the archive proper installed you also have to copy the sc68-folder to the directory of AmiNetRadio/players.

Download: sc68.player.lha (901 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 15. Jul. 2005, 21:52] [Comments: 0]
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Amiga Page

Event: Pianeta Amiga 2005 announced
In Italy one of the biggest Amiga events is the Pianeta Amiga. This year the event will take place on 3. and 4. September in "Palazzo Esposizioni" in Empoli (near Florence). Additional to the Amiga alternative platforms like MorphOS, Linux, Mac and BeOS will also be there. The entrance fee still will be announced.

Opening times:

Saturday, 03.09.2005: 10.00 - 18.00 h
Sunday, 04.09.2005: 09.00 - 12.00 h

Exhibitors and participants which definitely take part: Furthermore some Demogroups and non-commercial exhibitors will take part. Amiga Platform will give out an award at the event.

The following new products will be introduced:
  • Amiga Forever 2005
  • Audio Evolution OS 4.0
  • Bitplane numero 12
  • Sound FX Amiga Os 4.0
  • Amiga Classix 4
  • ... further products and exklusive news ...
If you want to take part in this event as exhibitor or as visitor then you can contact the organizers under this mail address: (ps) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 15. Jul. 2005, 21:41] [Comments: 0]
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15.Jul.2005 (Webseite)

AmigaOS4: Multimedia synchronization with eXtream Sync
The library eXtream Sync by Davy Wentzler provides a server process which can synchronize the play of several multimedia applications. With it the applications can load the files before.

In future at least three products will be announced which will support eXtream Sync. Besides this in the next version there also will be a synchronization via the network.

The archive contains SDK. Although the program is for free the author asks for bounties for his work (eXtream, drivers and ports) via his PayPal-address.

Download: extreamsync.lha (55 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 15. Jul. 2005, 21:38] [Comments: 0]
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MorphOS-Bounties: Development of a TCP-Stack started
The program "MorphOS-Bounties" which was started by and where users can give bounties and with it force porting programs has a first success: Grzegorz 'Krashan' Kraszewski has started developing a TCP-Stack.

In a thread on Kraszewski explains the idea of his program and the current status. The author guesses that he needs about eight months for finishing it. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 15. Jul. 2005, 13:44] [Comments: 0]
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Ghostscript: Print/view in oblong format
AFPL Ghostscript 8.50 has been adapted in this way that it is now possible to print in oblong format. Additionally to the current version (from 14. July) you also need the script pdf2ps.amiga.

In order to view or print e.g. the file annots.pdf in oblong format the following command lines are required:

assign c: gs850:bin add
pdf2ps.amiga "" annots.pdf

The created file which is now in oblong format you can then view with the following command:

gs -sDEVICE=whoosh24 -r50 -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE

gs850release020nofpu.tar.bz2 (2,1 MB)
pdf2ps.amiga (278 Byte) (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 15. Jul. 2005, 13:07] [Comments: 0]
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TerAtoM (ANF)

Windows: KlipFolio shows messages from
Windows users who use the tool KlipFolio in versions 2.6 or 3 beta by Serence for getting a survey over messages have now the possibility to show messages from, too. You can find a corresponding "Klip" under the title link.

If a user should test the Klip with KlipFolio versions which are older than v2.6 the author asks for feedback - the corresponding link can be found under the title link at the end of the site. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 15. Jul. 2005, 01:02] [Comments: 0]
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WHDLoad: New Version of trackwarp.library, Support of IPF Images
As the author Bernd Jahn made known on the WHDLoad mailing list, there's a new version of trackwarp.library ready that supports an additional Warp data format. Beyond that the archive contains a new tool named tw2adf that can convert any supported Warp format - including the CAPS formats used by IPF - into a standard disk image (ADF, 901120 Bytes).

Download: TrackWarp13.lha (56 KB) (cg) (Translation: dm)

[News message: 14. Jul. 2005, 22:09] [Comments: 0]
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Jan Zahurancik (ANF)

Emulation:First Preview of the AmiKit Complete System
AmiKit is a completely preconfigured Amiga offering, designed for use under WinUAE in the style of the known products "Amiga In A Box" and AmigaSYS. The pack will foreseeably be released in August.

The author Jan Zahurancik put up the first preview screenshots for viewing, and promises "the entire Amiga community" a "very exciting surprise."

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3

For suggestions and comments the author may be reached at amikit at gmail com. (cg) (Translation: dm)

[News message: 14. Jul. 2005, 22:02] [Comments: 0]
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14.Jul.2005 (Webseite)

MorphOS: Alpha-Version von MUI 4
Stefan Stuntz has released an alpha version of MUI 4.0. The author describes this version as "not ready for a while yet" and speaks of "various rough edges."

Changes in this version:

For users:
  • All mui programs react in realtime on prefs changes.
  • New and much improved background & frame requesters.
  • New color requester with many options, fancy triangle, old-fashioned wheel, linked gradients, etc.
  • New image browser.
  • Complete asl replacement, fancy file & font requesters.
  • New pubscreen manager with skin preview.
  • Dont forget to try context menus on all new elements!
  • ...

For programmers:
  • List class changed completely (subclass of group now), has nice columns, handles scrollbars etc by itself, no more ugly listview->list construct needed. this "list being subclass of group" might be the main reason for incompatibilities, especially with the way older apps use the notify system. Listview.mui is obsolete and mainly an empty shell now.
  • MUI finally has a proper multiline text entry class: Textinput.mcc was built in as "String.mui". an empty Textinput.mcc is supplied as well to map older apps to the new internal string class. Support in the main prefs program is still missing, use Textinput.mcp for now.
  • You can embed a filerequester if you like, use "Filepanel.mui" and control with the usual ASLFR_ tags.
  • New class for easy sub-process handling.
  • ...

The corresponding developer documents (Autodocs) are included in the archive.

Download: mui4alpha_mos_20050714.lha (1,5 MB) (cg) (Translation: dm)

[News message: 14. Jul. 2005, 17:18] [Comments: 0]
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AmigaOS4: Smart File System 1.246
For Smart File System (SFS) there's now an update patch to version 1.246 especially for users of the third prerelease updates of AmigaOS4. Two old work-arounds are reactivated with this update.

The patch tool GPatch is required, use it as follows:
GPatch SYS:Kickstart/SmartFileSystem SFS_1.241_to_1.246.gpatch SmartFileSystem_1.246

SFS_update.lha (53 KB)
gpatch.lha (214 KB) (snx) (Translation: dm)

[News message: 14. Jul. 2005, 10:04] [Comments: 0]
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