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27.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Forum)


Amithlon: Information, patches and kernel source codes
Under the title link, Tom Crews has collected information about Amithlon. The Amiga emulator, which was discontiniued 15 years ago, launches UAE based on a minimal Linux kernel and could have pavd the way for an AmigaOS/x86.

After all those years, many links are no longer valid, so on Crews' website you can find information about supported hardware or a tutorial for compiling a kernel. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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27.Mar.2016



Aminet-Uploads until 26.03.2016
The following archives have been added to Aminet until March 26th, 2016:
yWeather.lha             comm/misc  308K  MOS Show weather infos in screenbar
CDL-banished_wings.lha   demo/intro 806K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
CDL-cube_1445.lha        demo/intro 805K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
CDL-jigsaw_puzzle.lha    demo/intro 806K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
CDL-patriarchs.lha       demo/intro 807K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
CDL-primezator.lha       demo/intro 806K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
CDL-pyspider.lha         demo/intro 805K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
CDL-space_war.lha        demo/intro 805K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
CDL-spaceball_2000.lha   demo/intro 805K  OS4 Simple "boot intro" in/for th...
BoingCube.lha            demo/misc  2.6M  OS4 Bouncing rotating boing cube ...
Saga.lha                 game/board 382K  68k Conversion of TSR boardgame
Saga-OS4.lha             game/board 441K  OS4 Conversion of TSR boardgame
TunnelsAndTrolls.lha     game/role  11M   68k Implementation of Tunnels &am...
lazymines_mos.lha        game/think 108K  MOS The ULTIMATE minesweeper game
yahzee_mos.lha           game/think 67K   MOS Dice game
Barrzar.lha              game/wb    32K   68k Create series of bars from to...
Xtrings.lha              game/wb    33K   68k Align diagonanally same type ...
Colors.lha               util/cli   4K    OS4 Prints out a table with all C...
Colors-CLI-command.lha   util/shell 4K    OS4 Prints out a table with all C...
ShowFiles-sf.lha         util/shell 36K   OS4 Shows sorted & text-forma...
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27.Mar.2016



OS4Depot-Uploads until 26.03.2016
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until March 26th, 2016:
mhe.lha                  dev/ide 7Mb   4.0 Hollywood IDE
saga.lha                 gam/boa 441kb 4.0 Conversion of TSR boardgame
dsm.lha                  net/ser 2Mb   4.1 Synology Download Station Tool
bewegungsdetektor.lha    uti/sci 2Mb   4.0 Learn and visualize motion detec...
colors.lha               uti/she 4kb   4.1 Prints out a color table with al...
rrandom.lha              uti/she 3kb   4.1 32bit Random Generator
evenmore.lha             uti/tex 410kb 4.0 Freeware Textviewer
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27.Mar.2016



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 26.03.2016
The following archives have been added to AROS-Archives until March 26th, 2016:
sdlhana.i386-aros.zip        gam/car 979kb The Japanese Hanafuda card game ...
rebound.i386-aros.zip        gam/puz 7Mb   Brick busting puzzle game.
glmark.i386-aros.zip         uti/ben 1Mb   OpenGL 3D benchmark.
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27.Mar.2016



WHDLoad: New archives until 26.03.2016
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 March 26th, 2016: (snx) (Translation: dr)

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25.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Compiler: vbcc 0.9e
vbcc is a C-compiler written by Volker Barthelmann (compiler core) and Frank Wille (Amiga specific adaptions). The compiler supports AmigaOS 3.x, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, PowerUp as well as WarpOS. "It supports ISO C according to ISO/IEC 9899:1989 and a subset of the new standard ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (C99)."

Version 0.9e provides several bug fixes and improvements. The detailed list of changes:

  • New options -deps and -deps-for-libs to output dependencies for a Makefile.
  • Print whole include-stack when encountering an error in include files.
  • Fixed undefined symbols in DWARF output by avoiding debug information for removed static variables.
  • Do not consider floats as induction variables. Fixes -O3 optimized loops with float variables.
  • Fixed bug with nested designated initalizers in unions.
  • Updated Warp3D headers and link libraries to V4.2a.
  • amigalib: Fixed rtEZRequest() and rtEZRequestTags().
  • Make sure kick13 config file is included for m68k-amigaos (Kickstart 1.x compatibility).
  • m68k: Fixed asm-peephole optimization of move.l dx,ay; move.l ay,dx when cc of ay is used.
  • vclib: Improve C99 compatibility in m881, m040 and m040 libraries with Inf and NaN values.
  • vclib: 6888x, 68040 and 68060 math libraries for Atari.
  • vclib: C99 inttypes.h, strtoimax(), strtoumax(), imaxabs(), imaxdiv(), isblank().
  • vclib: Fixed sign of remainder in div(), ldiv(), lldiv().
  • vclib: minstart.o fixes for OS4 and MorphOS (small data and WB start).
  • vclib: sscanf() erroneously included the string terminator.
  • vclib: Fixed float operations with m13.lib (Kickstart 1.x mathffp).
  • vclib: setjmp/longjmp() also save/restore FPU registers.
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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24.Mar.2016
amigaworld.net (Webseite)


3D driver system: A-EON announced Warp 3D Nova and OpenGL ES 2.0
"Warp 3D" is a 3D driver system for AmigaOS which was developed by the Frieden brothers at the end of the nineties. Originally the archive was Freeware and in 2001 became a commercial product, distributed by Hyperion. Later it became part of AmigaOS 4. Unfortunately the drivers have not been developed further for years neither by the Friedens nor by Hyperion. Instead of, drivers for current graphic boards has been developed by Hans de Ruiter on behalf of A-EON. NOVA should be the name of the fifth version Warp 3D which was never released.

In 2014 A-EON purchased rights which allows the company to develop further Warp 3D. First results soon are expected: In a press release A-EON today has announced, that Hans de Ruiter is working on an improved version of Warp 3D, which is supposed to be sold as "Warp 3D Nova". The most important new feature is the support of shaders:
  • A modern shader-based 2D/3D graphics API for AmigaOS 4
  • Supports vertex and fragment (pixel) shaders giving developers great freedom over lighting models, effects, vertex transformations, etc.
  • Hardware accelerated Transformation, Clipping & Lighting (TCL) is implicitly supported (programmed via shaders)
  • Uses the SPIR-V standard for shaders. A GLSL to SPIR-V compiler is included
  • All rendering is done via Vertex Buffer Objects (VBOs) which can be stored in VRAM for high performance.
  • Render state stored in Render State Objects (RSOs). Having no global state avoids state thrashing, and allows multi-threaded rendering. Note: While there's no global state, a default RSO is allocated for convenience
  • Includes an SDK with everything needed to start writing apps & games including examples ranging from querying hardware capabilities through to per-pixel lighting with normal mapping
  • Can co-exist with earlier versions Warp3D-SI & MiniGL
Warp 3D Nova is supposed to support most of the "Radeon HD" graphic boards with "Southern Island"-chipset.

In order to complete the support of 3D, additionally Daniel 'Daytona675x' Mener was hired to develop a OpenGL ES 2-wrapper, which is an emulation of the OpenGL ES specifications with the help of Warp 3D Nova.

There are no information regarding the price. In a quote from Hans de Ruiter in the press release he said "there is still work to add compiler enhancements and many more features".

Hint of the editorial stuff: For some time A-EON tries to develop further some part of the operating system or to replace some components of the OS by new and improved ones. Additional to 2D and 3D graphic drivers, Warp 3D Nova or Multiviewer NG, for months an archive named "Amiga Enhancer" is mentioned, which among others is supposd to include improved versions of the InstallerNG and of the Ringhio Notification Server and provides a text editor ("MultiEdit") as well as a dock called X-Dock. We do not know what Hyperion thinks of such activities. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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23.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Interview with Martyn Brown (Team 17)
Already on 11. Mrz on RetrogamesMaster an interview with Martyn Brown was published. He was co-founder of Team 17 which among others is well-known for its game Worms. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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23.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Hollywood: MiniHollyEdit NG 1.1
MiniHollyEdit NG written by the French programmer 'ArtBlink' is an editor for the programming language Hollywood which is implemented itself in Hollywood with the help of the plugins MUI Royale and GLGalore (screenshot). Hollywood version 4.5 at least is required.

Additional to bug fixes version 1.1 introduces syntax highlighting. Saving the source code can be done in two different formats, one of them saves also the colours. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Forum)


AmigaKit: Developers needed
Under AmigaOS 4 a library named application.library is used. Some programms which require this library are supposed to be ported to AmigaOS 3.x. Therefore AmigaKit is looking for developers who will write a new version of the application.library for AmigaOS 3.x. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Mar.2016
AROS-Exec (Forum)


AROS: A week in AROS (from 14.03.2016)
Weekly Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of March 14th:
  • Scalos is being adapted to work on 64bit (Kalamatee)
  • Work started on tool that converts images to C source (mazze)
  • RawDoFmt and FormatString functions now have a datastream definition that is working on all architectures (jmcmullan)
  • Zune prefs now has icon images for certain internal classes (mazze)
  • Work of adjusting AROS sources to GCC 6 continues (Kalamatee)
  • AROS repository reached 52000 commits
  • LazyMines game is no longer crashing on startup (mazze)
  • Italian translation for Wanderer has been fixed (impulse)
  • DiskImage GUI has been fixed to work on 64-bit (jmcmullan)
  • A crash in diskimage.device has been fixed (jmcmullan)
  • Initial seed for C library rand function calculation has been improved (Kalamatee)
  • FormatString and LocRawFoFmt has been extended with ARM anx x86_64 specific patches (jmcmullan)
  • LazyMines game have been extended with install script (polluks)
  • A bug in MUIM_List_Remove of MUI List class has been fixed (mazze)
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21.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Webseite)


AmigaOS 4: File manager Dir Me Up 2.70
Jrme 'Glames' Senays has released an update of his commercial file manager "Dir Me Up". As usual it is free for all registered users. All others can test a limited demo version (Download). There is a tutorial in Englich and Greek provided as pdf-file.

Changes:
  • Copy / Optimization for a cut/paste operation if made on the same volume
  • Copy / The accuracy of the overall progress bar has been improved, particularly noticeable when copying a drawer
  • Copy / The available space is checked on the destination. If there is not enough space, a warning requester is displayed (ability to copy all that can be)
  • Copy / Drag&drop from the Workbench now also uses the overall progress bar
  • Copy / The end notification now specifies if it's a copy or a move operation
  • Copy / Free space is updated for the affected volumes after a copy or move
  • Deletion / The available space on a volume is updated after deletion
  • Miscellaneous / It now displays the available memory for RAM: volume
  • Translation / Spanish, Italian and German translations completed
  • Compilation with the latest public available SDK (53.30)
  • Prefs / .pb extension (PureBasic) added as source
  • Prefs / .tiff extension added as image
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Mar.2016
Andreas Falkenhahn (ANF)


Hollywood: APK-compiler 1.2 for Windows
Press release: Airsoft Softwair, the hardest working men in code business, are back on your screen with a late night release: The Hollywood APK Compiler 1.2 (amiga-news.de reported). This version contains two major new features: It's possible now to link Hollywood plugins into your APK files and it's also possible to link Android assets with the Hollywood APK Compiler and access them later from your Hollywood script using new Hollywood 6.1 APIs. Finally, the Hollywood APK Compiler is now compatible with the latest version of the Android NDK. The Hollywood APK Compiler 1.2 is now available for download for all registered users from the restricted download area.

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20.Mar.2016



Aminet-Uploads until 19.03.2016
The following archive has been added to Aminet until March 19th, 2016:
seta1final.lha           driver/oth 9K    OS4 Tweak the AmigaOne SE/XE hard...
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20.Mar.2016



OS4Depot-Uploads until 19.03.2016
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until March 19th, 2016:
seta1.lha                dri/mis 9kb   4.0 Tweak the AmigaOne SE/XE hardware
scummvm.lha              gam/adv 17Mb  4.1 2D Point-and-Click adventure int...
scummvm-src.zip          gam/adv 29Mb  4.1 ScummVM Source
afnews.lha               net/new 1Mb   4.0 Amiga Future Everywhere AmigaOS 4
tierlexikon.lha          off/dat 94Mb  4.1 Simple Animal-Database done with...
scummvm-tools.lha        uti/fil 3Mb   4.1 ScummVM Tools
scummvm-tools-src.zip    uti/fil 1Mb   4.1 ScummVM Tools Source
jack.lha                 uti/wor 4Mb   4.1 A fantastic AppStore for AmigaOS
clipgrab.lha             vid/mis 1Mb   4.1 Qt Download videos from YouTube
smtube.lha               vid/pla 3Mb   4.1 Qt : direct stream + download Yo...
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20.Mar.2016



WHDLoad: New archives until 19.03.2016
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 March 19th, 2016:
  • 2016-03-19 improved: Peace in the Gulf (Animators) Bplcon0 color bit fixes, some blitter waits added (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-19 improved: Music Party 1990 (Cryptoburners) Bplcon0 color bit fix, install script updated (Info)
  • 2016-03-18 improved: Musicland 2 (Brainstorm) Bplcon0 color bit fix (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-18 improved: Musicland (Brainstorm) Bplcon0 color bit fixes, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-17 updated: The Dogs Cogs (Nerve Axis) patch redone, uses real files, Bplcon0 color bit fixes, decruncher relocated, source included (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-16 improved: Crystal Symphonies 2 (Phenomena) illegal copperlist entries fixed, 68000 quitkey support, source included, new install script (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-16 improved: Crystal Symphonies (Phenomena, Scoopex, Rebels) Bplcon0 color bit fix, 68000 quitkey support, source included, new install script (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-16 improved: Hymn 633 (Damage) some more Bplcon0 color bit fixes (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul (LSD) write to INTREQR fixed, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: The Triple Breasted Whore of Eroticon 6 (LSD) odd address copperlists disabled, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: Total Kaos (LSD) Bplcon0 color bit fix, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: Techno Warrior (LSD) Bplcon0 color bit fix, wrong CIA access fixed, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: Grapevine Megamix (LSD) some more odd address copperlists disabled (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Absolute Swedish (Phew! Productions) WHDLoad v17+ features (config) used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Animotion (Phenomena) illegal out of bounds blit fixed, a few more blitter waits added (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Sound De Light (Software of Sweden) 2 more byte writes to volume register fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Megademo (Software of Sweden) illegal copperlist entries fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Megademo (Phenomena) byte write to VPOSW fixed, more blitter waits added, more Bplcon0 color bit fixes, out of bounds blit fixed, some wrong blitter wait patches corrected, illegal copperlist entries fixed, some more byte writes to volume register fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Music Compacting 2 (Zylon & Alpha Flight) some more Bplcon0 color bit fixes (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Autumn Nights (Palace) copperlist termination fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Amplifier II (Dimension 4) copperlist problem fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Audio Violation (Defekt) copperlist problems fixed, missing source added (Info, Image)
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19.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Information website: AskAmiga
On AskAmiga.com questions and answers about the Amiga are collected. You can also search the website for certain solutions. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Neurobiology: Bewegungsdetektor 2.0
"Bewegungsdetektor", written by Ulrich Beckers, "is a software to simulate and learn about the elementary motion detector (EMD) proposed by B. Hassenstein and W. Reichardt (1956)." (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Mar.2016
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


PDF-Magazine: REV'n'GE 51 (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.

Download sites:
Italian
English (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Forum)


Ars Technica: A history of the Amiga, part 9
In its nineth issue, Jeremy Reimer wrote about Video Toaster in his series "A history of the Amiga" which since 2007 has been published on Ars Technica. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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