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Archive 08/2010


31.Aug.2010
Moobunny (website)


AmigaOne X1000: Beta tester documents on Internet
The documents which get users of A-EONs beta-program are available on Internet. We have collected the most important information. But be aware: No liability assumed!
  1. The beta tester immediately has to pay 750 Euro. The beta hardware (only motherboard and memory - tower, mouse or keyboard are not included) will probably be sent at the end of this year and will cost "approximately" 1400 Euro (plus taxes and shipping).
  2. Although the document is only called "Confidentiality and Betatesting Agreement" the main part of it is about the handing over of the X1000 and the coresponding payments..
  3. A-EON offers a "limited warranty": If there will be bugs which interferes a great deal the functions of the motherboard and which cannot be fixed with the help of software the beta tester can send back the hardware to the producer. A-EON then will decide if the motherboard will be reworked or the beta tester will get 90% of the purchase price.
  4. The contract does not include any provisions what will happen with the payments in advance if there are any problems.

In our opinion this document is a contract of sale. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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30.Aug.2010
amigafuture.de (Webseite)


Emulator: Preview to WinUAE 2.3.0
As usual the developers of the well-known Amiga-emulator WinUAE has given a short preview to the next forthcoming version. WinUAE 2.3.0 is supposed to be published in September:

New features:
  • CDTV and CD32 subchannel hardware emulation, CD+G audio CDs supported.
  • CDTV statefile support.
  • FLAC CD audio supported (cue+flac or cue+iso+flac).
  • Automatic center option in autoscale select menu.
  • uaescsi.device SCSI emulation, including full CD audio support.
  • Pause uaescsi.device CD audio when emulation is paused or GUI is open.
  • Support for configuration file delayed CD image insert, for example CD32 games
  • F17 Challenge and Last Ninja crash if booted before CD32 boot screen appears..
  • Right and bottom border, if outside of display area, is blanked instead of filling with current border color.
  • Full "Portable"/USB key mode (-portable command line parameter) and relative path support.

Updates:
  • CD/CD image handling rewrite:
    • .ccd/.img/.sub and .mds/.mdf v1 image files supported.
    • Subchannel support (CDTV/CD32 CD+G).
    • Audio tracks fully supported.
    • SCSI emulation, CD images and non-SPTI mode full uaescsi.device CD audio support, most common CD SCSI commands emulated. SCSI emulation enabled by default.
    • Near-instant compressed (mp3/flac) CD audio and zipped CD image startup time.
    • More reliable CD/CD image and CD backend on the fly change support.
  • CD32/CDTV more accurate CD audio and animation streaming.
  • RawInput ignored most software injected key messages (messages without source keyboard information). They are now redirected to virtual keyboard called "WinUAE null keyboard".
  • Audio and disk DMA sequencer is now cycle-exact, Paula DMA request line timing fully emulated. (previously DMA accesses were "immediate", all other timing was already exact)
  • Direct3D bezel overlays and "old" overlays separated, bezel overlays are in overlays-directory, old overlays should be renamed as masks.
  • Direct3D bezel automatic display area detection and aspect ratio correction.
  • Disk images inside archives are automatically "extracted" to Disk Swapper and floppy drive paths when dragged and dropped.
  • Improved plugin-directory detection.
  • 68000 and 68020 cycle exact CPU timing updates.
Fixed bugs:
  • Triple/double/single buffer option was not saved to configuration file.
  • Autovsync didn't work.
  • Rawkeyboard GUI F12 key ignored window focus.
  • Gameports panel joystick/mouse type (mouse,joystick,analog joystick,..) was ignored whenn configuration file was loaded.
  • Direct3D 2x+ shader filter bad image quality.
  • CDTV CD timecode fixed (Built-in CD player time counter).
  • CD32 CD end of play notification only worked if play was last sent CD command. (Fightin Spirit)
  • CD32 CD audio status update when attempting to play data tracks (Mission Impossible 2025)
  • CD32 pad 2-button mode fixes (F17 Challenge, Quik The Thunder Rabbit, ATR)
  • Audio length detection error if MP3 audio tracks had checksummed frames.
  • Built-in image mounter CD audio timecode offset fixed.
  • Z3/RTG RAM leak when restarting.
  • Direct3D scanlines can be (finally) enabled on the fly.
  • Configuration file cdimage0=: at startup didn't work.
  • Dynamic hardfiles didn't work reliably with DirectSCSI filesystems.
  • Dynamic hardfile data corruption if physical file size grew over 4G.
  • Some demos had blank display (broke in 2.0 Denise updates).
  • Transparent clipboard crash if Windows-side image was not 8 or 32-bit.
  • Initial ROM scan didn't detect Amiga Forever rom keys correctly.
  • Joystick axis bogus autofire in some situations when remapping joysticks.
  • RawInput was not enabled if only one (physical or logical) keyboard was detected.
  • RTG mouse cursor problem in D3D mode with enabled filter.
  • RTG 8-bit fullscreen mode color error in some situations.
  • Some misc custom chipset and disk emulation tweaks.
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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30.Aug.2010
twitter/ MorphOS Team (ANF)


MorphOS: KidLock 1.1
Antoine "Czeko" Dubourg's KidLock deactivates the keyboard and/or the mouse of the computer to avoid undesired input of kids or cats. You can unlock it with a certain keyboard shortcut. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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29.Aug.2010
MorphZone (Forum)


MorphOS: Reggae tutorial for http.stream class
A new Reggae tutorial with 3 example applications is available in the MorphZone Library. One of the examples is just ready to use HTTP downloader with support for files longer than 4 GB (on 64-bit filesystems of course). This is the first part of http.stream tutorial, the second one will cover more advanced stuff. (snx)

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29.Aug.2010
Martin Merz (ANF)


AmigaOS 4: New Icons and AISS 4.10
Press release Several icon sets and an update for AISS in the new AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1 style are available on the Masonicons website.

Masonicons Collection August 2010
Icons for apps, tools and utilities like AmiBlitz, Audio Evolution, Diavolo, Envoy and many more. Preview: rel13.jpg

AISS 4.10
The Amiga Image Storage System features over 5,000 toolbar images in the new design. (AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1 only - on older systems you have to install AISS 4.6 first.) Preview: aiss410.pdf (snx)

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