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18.Mar.2017
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


PDF-Magazine: REV'n'GE 72 (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.

Among others the latest issue includes articles about the Amiga games "Back to the Golden Age", "Guerilla in Bolivia", "Premiere", "Prime Mover" and the music software "The Miracle Piano Teaching System".

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

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18.Mar.2017
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


English manual for AmigaOS 3.5/3.9 is delivered
Last year in autumn the guide "AmigaOS 3.9 - User's Manual" was announced (index, PDF-file) and now is available as e-book. The printed book will be delivered starting next week. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Mar.2017
Amiga Impact (Webseite)


AmigaOS 4 / MorphOS: Ask Me Up XXL 3.0.7
Jrme 'Glames' Senay's 'Ask Me Up' is a one to five player quiz game for AmigaOS 4, MorphOS and Windows featuring 17000 questions in 17 categories. A demo version containing 80 questions is available for free.

In 3.0.7 two new game modes were added ("Quiz" and "Survival", the previous Quiz mode now is named "Studies") and the display of the online highscore has been reworked. Additionally, some graphics have been exchanged and graphic bugs fixed.

200 questions have been reworked as well and two new add-ons are available: "Girls Band" includes two new avatars for the players and is available for free. And for 3.99 Euro you can purchase the "Multitheme #1", which is a collection of 400 new questions in 15 different categories. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2017



Perl script: Converting Amiga ASCII art to SVG
A Perl script released at Github converts Amiga ASCII art, which partly differs from the PC ASCII art due to the different typeface and character set, to the vector image format SVG. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2017
amiga.org (Webseite)


Pictures of Australian Amiga meeting
In last autumn the US American Robert Bernardo toured New Zealand and Australia and attended several Amiga meetings. Now he has published some pictures of it: (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2017



Podcast; Amiga Ireland
The organizer of the "Amiga Ireland Meetup" has established an English-language podcast. The first issue is about community meetings like the Amiga Ireland Meetup from January. Besides, the podcast offers a mixture of news, gaming and similar topics. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2017
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Individual Computers: ACA500plus delivered, cash payment at iComp
Press release: The ACA500plus has kept us busy since it's introduction in december 2016: After less than four months, the all-rounder for the A500 is already one of the most successful products in company history. While our shop system is still not showing any stock, the average wait time for a card has gone down to just three days. Only a fraction of the customers had a waiting time of more than a week. We'd like to say thank-you to all our customers for a great start into the year 2017!

Starting in April 2017, our customers from Germany and areas close to the German border will be able to pay in cash for their orders from our shop through our partner Barzahlen.de. If you go shopping next time at Rewe, Penny, dm and many other retail stores, you can also pay for your order from our shop and use either cash or the cards that are accepted in those stores. This way, safety-conscious customers have the best protection of their bank data. Barzahlen.de offers buyer protection, and also a refund in cash in case you make use of your right of revocation. We will get an instant notification of your payment, so your parcel may already be on it's way before you get back home. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2017



Operating system: NetBSD 7.1
NetBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system, now also available in version 7.1 for Amiga computers. The changes are listed in the changelog which also informs about the following specific Amiga changes:
  • Maximize virtual memory space for amiga; tested on a 400MB model. [phx, ticket #986]
  • Reduce amiga MAXDSIZ from 416MB back to 224MB, to fix ticket #986. [phx, ticket #989]
  • Make dev/sbic.c compile with -DDEBUG again. [mlelstv, ticket #1345]
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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14.Mar.2017
MorphZone (Forum)


MorphOS: Software collection Chrysalis 3.9.4
Yannick 'Papiosaur' Buchy's Chrysalis is a preconfigured collection of programms, games and emulators (PDF description) and now is available in version 3.9.4 for MorphOS 3.9. An unchanged basic installation of the operating system is required.

Changes:
  • Added CookieMaster (1.5.4)
  • Added MorphOS Storage into OWB search engine and quick link
  • Added Exutil (1.0)
  • Added PastePass (1.4)
  • Added TrashcanFS (51.3r2)
  • Added Slarti (1.1)
  • Updated SnapIt (1.4)
  • Updated Calimero (3.9)
  • Updated Mirrorcheck (1.0)
  • Updated codesets.library (6.20)
  • Updated Grunch databases
  • Updated MUI Royale (1.4)
  • Updated MUIBase (3.3)
  • Updated ACE (1.14)
  • Updated VAMP (1.60)
  • Updated AnimWebConverter (2.60)
  • Updated yWeather (1.19)
  • Updated VintageViewer (2.25)
  • Updated VICE (3.0)
  • Updated AnimWebConverter (2.65)
  • Modification of installation script (merci BeWorld!)
  • Correction of some strings in frech in CRABUM menu instead of english
Download site. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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14.Mar.2017



AROS: Vector graphics program ZuneFIG 1.3.343
ZuneFIG is an AROS port of the vector graphics editor Xfig, using the Amiga User Interface from the older AmiFIG project. Several demo videos on Youtube (1, 2, 3) show how ZuneFIG can be used for illustrations. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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13.Mar.2017



Shoot'em Up: RESHOOT R in development
Richard Lwenstein is working on a sequel of his commercial bullet hell shooter RESHOOT which was released last summer. Some screenshots of a prototype have been published on the Patreon website of the project. The final release is meant to be available in October 2017. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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13.Mar.2017



Successful Kickstarter campaign for book of David Pleasance, Interview
A few days ago David Pleasance, CEO of Commodore UK from 1983 to 1995, had announced a book about his time at Commodore, which will be crowdfunded. Meanwhile the Kickstarter project was started. So far 25.289 £ of the aim of 25.000 £ were donated and thus successfully financed. The E-Book "Commodore: The Inside Story" will cost about 17 Euro and the printed book about 34 Euro.

Corresponding issue 29 of Krzysztof Radzikowski's podcast "Amicast" has interviewed Pleasance, recordrd at the Amiga Ireland MeetUp. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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12.Mar.2017



Aminet-Uploads until 11.03.2017
The following archives have been added to the Aminet until March 11th, 2017:
ignition-1.0beta1.lha    biz/spread 542K  68k 2006 beta release of a good s...
less-mos.lha             dev/gg     526K  MOS A paginator similar to more o...
curl-7.53.1.lha          dev/lib    8.1M  MOS Down/Upload HTTP,FTP,SMB,SMTP...
libTinyGL.lha            dev/lib    371K  68k TinyGL
libzip_1.2.0.lha         dev/lib    4.7M  MOS Zip oriented link lib
AmiBird.lha              game/jump  132K  68k A clone of FlappyBird
ACE-MorphOS.lha          misc/emu   1.5M  MOS Amstrad CPC/CPC+ Emulator
Amoric_src.lha           misc/emu   149K  ppc Amoric source code
AXshUsershell_with_sr... util/shell 81K   68k AXsh Usershell with source code
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12.Mar.2017



OS4Depot-Uploads until 11.03.2017
The following archive has been added to the OS4Depot until March 11th, 2017:
arabic_console_device... dri/inp 4Mb   4.1 An arabic console device
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Mar.2017



WHDLoad: New installers until 11.03.2017
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 11th, 2017: (snx) (Translation: dr)

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11.Mar.2017
Amiga.org (Forum)


AmigaOS 4: Update for retro arcade game "Huenison"
Huenison is an arcade game with retro look for AmigaOS 4 and Windows, which according to the developer combines elements of Arkanoid, Decathlon, Dynablaster, Impossible Mission, Oil's Well, Pac-Man, Pang, Qix, Slam Tilt, Space Invaders, Tetris and Vital Light.

The game is available for about 5 US-Dollar. Now an update has been released which provides an improved joypad handling, reworked controls reconfiguration and minor internal improvements. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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