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72 new levels for "Cannon Fodder"
"Cannon Fodder New Campaign" (CFNC) includes 72 new levels split in 24 missions for the legendary shooter Cannon Fodder. The design of the levels as well as some sprite graphics were changed (screenshots).

CFNC requires a version of Cannon Fodder which was installed on harddrive with WHDLoad as well as XFDMaster, gpatch and the Commodore-Installer. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 25. Aug. 2008, 17:30] [Comments: 0]
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25.Aug.2008 (Webseite)

Graphic program: PerfectPaint WIPupdate230808 (beta)
Marco "Blackbird" Möring has published another update of the graphic program PerfectPaint.


PfP-WIPupdate230808.lha (647 KB)
PfP-Usertestarchiv.lha (7,6 MB) (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 25. Aug. 2008, 17:07] [Comments: 0]
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MorphOS: Vector graphic program MOS-Creator (preview)
MOS-Creator written by Carsten "pegasossigi2" Siegner is supposed to become a vector graphic program which is to create PDF documents fast and simple (screenshot).

Under the title link Siegner has given a survey about the current status of the project. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 25. Aug. 2008, 16:52] [Comments: 0]
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MorphOS-Portal: inclusive eMail-account is a portal for MorphOS users which is supposed to give a fast survey about the latest news and discussions on and which offers a little collection of important MorphOS related links.

Additionally users of the portal will get an eMail-account in the manner of <username> which can be accessed via POP3, IMAP or a Web-interface. You can get further information at the online help. is CSS-based. That means you will need a CSS compatible browser such as Sputnik. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 25. Aug. 2008, 16:18] [Comments: 0]
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25.Aug.2008 (Webseite)

PDF magazine: #Amigaguide, fourth issue
The printed version of the English magazine called #Amigaguide was sent to the subscribers. Simultaneously the free PDF version is available on the Web (you have to register at for it) im Web zur Verfügung. Topics of this issue:
  • Editors ReadMeFirst: "Dark Times"
  • Article: Installing a computer in a car
  • Article: Amiga at NASA
  • Interview: Edivision
(cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 25. Aug. 2008, 15:43] [Comments: 0]
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Matthias Ziegs (ANF)

Demo scene: Remake of the book FREAX Volume 1
"Freax Volume 1" is the history of the C64 and Amiga demo scene. Because the book published in 2005 has been sold out for two years now a remake was printed.

The remake will be available from 29. August on. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 25. Aug. 2008, 15:35] [Comments: 0]
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Ventzislav Tzvetkov (ANF)

AmigaOS 4: BBC Micro emulator BeebEm 0.13
The BBC Micro was a microcomputer well known in the 1980s in the United Kingdom and associated with the British education. Designed with colorful graphics, great expandability and a quality OS, it still has a strong fanbase.

Thanks to BeebEm you can enjoy its enormous software base also on AmigaOS 4 (Screenshot).

BeebEm is a BBC Micro and Master 128 emulator. It enables you to run BBC Micro software on your Amiga. BeebEm will run most BBC Micro software including Elite, Exile and Revs. It will also run most BBC Micro ROM software (e.g. Wordwise).

The AmigaOS 4 update to version 0.13 features many bugfixes and enhancements. Hard drive images, example software and instructions are included in the package, and it is easy to set up. Just extract the lha archive anywhere and doubleclick its icon.

Download: BeebEm.lha (4,8 MB, Readme file) (snx)

[News message: 25. Aug. 2008, 07:06] [Comments: 0]
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MorphOS: HD-racing track Montreal 1.1 for VGP 2
Jason Frabotta's project "VGP HD" tries to improve the engine "Formel-1-Simulation Virtual Grand Prix 2" developed by Paolo Cattani.

Now a update of the racing track in Montreal was added (screenshot). It fixes a bug of the back straight. Next weekend there probably will be upadtes of the tracks in Interlagos and Indianapolis. (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 24. Aug. 2008, 16:49] [Comments: 0]
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Podcast: Amiga Round Table, Episode 28
The "Amiga Round Table" (ART) is a English podcast made by Rich Lawrence and Mike Blackburn where Amiga users and invited guests discuss the latest events of the Amiga scene. The 28th episode is about MorphOS 2.0 and AmigaOS 4.1. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 24. Aug. 2008, 04:55] [Comments: 0]
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AmigaOS 4: Web-Browser Netsurf 2.0dev (beta)
NetSurf is a fast browser originally developed for RiscOS which can be used with a memory of 17 MB. It supports HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1.

This version published by Chris Young is completely nativ, Reaction is used as GUI-toolkit.

The author points out that this version is an early beta version which is not stable and not complete - e.g. HTTPS-sites do still not work.

Netsurf does not support Javascript but an corresponding library is in work. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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23.Aug.2008 (Webseite)

MUI-developer back from bike tour
Stefan Stuntz who is the developer of the well-known GUI-toolkit MUI has come back from a bike tour which lasted five months (blog, photo album).

According to our information he still always accept registrations for MUI. So if you have tried it in vain during the last months you probably try it agin now. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 23. Aug. 2008, 17:06] [Comments: 0]
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IRC-Client: WookieChat 2.10 beta 2
James 'jahc' Carroll has published another update of his MUI-based IRC-client WookieChat. For a list of detailed changes please have a look at the changelog. WookieChat is avilable for all Amiga systems. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 23. Aug. 2008, 16:46] [Comments: 0]
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AmigaOS 4: Web-Browser OWB 2.6 (Update)
Jörg Strohmayer has published a new version of his port of the Origyn Web Browser for AmigaOS 4 (screenshot).

OWB 2.5 now opens a new window if you select a link. Additionally the AmigaOS 4-version is now based on the latest SVn-revision 449.

Meanwhile Björn "Orgin" Hagström has published a detailed English installation guide for OWB on

Update: (25.08.08, 17:00, cg)

By now version version 2.6 is available:
  • Updated to SVN revision 454
  • Disabled SVG support for now, I'll enable it again after switching from SDL to Cairo
  • Added support for an unicode fallback font
  • Removed superfluous gadget updates which prevented icon dragging on the workbench from working even if nothing changed
  • Fixed mouse movement events
  • Implemented progress bar
  • Implemented clipboard support
(cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 23. Aug. 2008, 16:35] [Comments: 0]
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Text editor: NoWinED 0.70 for all Amiga systems
NoWinED is a MUI-based text editor which was compiled to AmigaOS 3/4, MorphOS and AROS. The program has the follwing features:
  • One window for all opened files, alternation between opened files via button, context menu or choice from the list
  • Context sensitive popup menus
  • Drag'n Drop for different files at once (no Drag'n Drop under AROS)
  • All basic editor functions: Search and replace, cut'n paste, select all, undo redo... ("select all" does not work under AROS)
  • UTF-support
  • Supports CR, LF or CR+LF for EOL Encoding

Hint: The MUI-classes which are included in the archive are not up to date. They should only be copied to the harddrive if there are not newer versions. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 23. Aug. 2008, 00:50] [Comments: 0]
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