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Patrick Nevian (ANF)

Action-Adventure: Tales of Gorluth II is delivered
According to Patrick Nevian, today the pressed CDs of his action adventure "Tales of Gorluth II" which was created with Backbone has been finished:

All pre-orders will be delivered this week. For a couple of monthts, the first part of the fantasy saga can be downloaded for free. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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14.Sep.2016 (Webseite)

Podcast: The Retro Hour talked to Ben Vost (chief editor Amiga Format)
The English-language podcast The Retro Hour has talked to Ben Vost, who is the former chief editor of "Amiga Format". It is one of big two British Amiga magazines which was discontinued in May 2000. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Philippe Lang (E-Mail)

Video: Sign of life of new Amiga-1200 cases
Last year, Philippe Lang succeeded in collecting suffucient money with the help of a Kickstarter-campaign for the production of new Amiga-1200 cases. Meanwhile the molds are bewing created, which is documented in a video under the title link. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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TCP-Stack: Beta tester for Roadshow needed
For an update of the TCP-stack Roadshow a beta tester is needed, who is supposed to test the software. The test computer should be equipped with a 68000-processor and at least Kickstart 2.04. A working Roadshow installation should exist. Interested users write an eMail to Andreas Falkenhahn with the subject "Roadshow". (cg) (Translation: dr)

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12.Sep.2016 (ANF)

GPSTool: Testing GPS devices and recording tracks (AmigaOS 3, MorphOS, AROS)
GPSTool written by Marcus 'ALB42' Sackrow is a programm for testing GPS devices like Garmin eMap, NaviLock GPS NL-602U USB or Stoton G-702) and for recording tracks on the Amiga. The paths are saved in the GPX-Format, which can be imported by many programms, among others by Mapparium written by the same author. GPSTool is available for AmigaOS 3, AROS and MorphOS. It uses the NMEA protocol to operate. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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AmiWest: Amiga DevCon 2016 (6. and 7. October)
This year there will be again a "DevCon" before the AmiWest (7. to 9. October, Sacramento, USA). On October 6th and 7th, the topics will be AmigaOS 4 programming, driver development and usage under Linux-code and Warp 3D Nova. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Hollywood application: APPBuilder V1.3 released
APPBuilder written by Fabio 'Allanon' Falcucci simplifies compiling Hollywood programms and helps assembling the distribution archives. Version 1.3 provides improvements for the plugin management and suppports additional Hollywood plugins. Besides, some minor bugs have been fixed. APPBuilder is Shareware but the unregistered version does not have any limitations. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Amiga Future (Webseite)

AmigaOS 4: Blender 248.6
Andy Broad has updated his port of Blender for AmigaOS-4. Version 248.6 fixes three bugs related with sound output and JPEG2000 import.

Download: blender.lha (66 MB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Amiga Future (Webseite)

Emulator: FS-UAE 2.7.15dev
Frode Solheim's FS-UAE is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD and based on WinUAE and "includes an easy-to-use graphical configuration program which allows you to enjoy FS-UAE and Amiga emulation without writing configuration files." Beta version 2.7.15dev among others adds the option clipboard_sharing. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Aminet-Uploads until 10.09.2016
The following packages have been added to the Aminet until September 10th, 2016:
impvcfsm.lha             comm/mail  1K        Import vCard files into Simpl...           dev/misc   2K        A simple python hexdumper.
AmigaMon_107.lha         dev/moni   17K   68k Amiga Monitor from 1989 (w/ P...
AmigaMon_165.lha         dev/moni   37K   68k Amiga Monitor anno 1994 (Last...
FastMon.lha              dev/moni   17K   68k Fast Memory Monitor (Pre-Rele...
Interruptor.lha          dev/moni   12K   68k Amiga Monitor from 1990
MegaMon_25.lha           dev/moni   20K   68k Amiga Monitor Last Version fr...
Scypmon.lha              dev/moni   23K   68k Good Amiga Monitor from 1993
tk.lha                   dev/moni   35K   68k The Final Toolkit Monitor ann...
Bally.lha                game/misc  7K    68k The First Version Ever anno 1...
AmiArcadia.lha           misc/emu   4.1M  68k Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadia_OS4.lha       misc/emu   4.4M  OS4 Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadiaMOS.lha        misc/emu   4.3M  MOS Signetics-based machines emul...
Thief_31.lha             mus/misc   42K   68k A MultiFormat Music Ripper Up...
RNOInfoScreen.lha        mus/play   7.0M  WOS Music player front-end and in...
TFMX.lha                 mus/play   24K   68k Good TFMX-Player for all Amigas
Bootleg_21.lha           util/boot  7K    68k Legendary Boot-Tool anno 1989
MegaBoot.lha             util/boot  6K    68k Bootblock-Utility from 1989
Sensor.lha               util/boot  11K   68k 2 ancient Utilities: boot-up/...
cranker.lha              util/pack  834K  68k Amiga exe cruncher/loader,dat...
DataPack.lha             util/pack  8K    68k PowerPacker Data De-Crunch fr...
DefPack.lha              util/pack  7K    68k DefJamPacker 3.5 - file compr...
MaxPak.lha               util/pack  7K    68k file compressor (100% bugfixed)
OmegaPacker.lha          util/pack  14K   68k fast, easy + convenient file ...
Savage.lha               util/pack  40K   68k Disk Compressor from 1992
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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OS4Depot-Uploads until 10.09.2016
The following packages have been added to the OS4Depot until September 10th, 2016:
rnoinfoscreen.lha        aud/pla 7Mb   4.0 Music player front-end and info ...
amiarcadia.lha           emu/gam 4Mb   4.0 Signetics-based machines emulator
proaction.lha            lib/rea 633kb 4.0 GUIServer for script writers
thefryingpan.lha         uti/fil 814kb 4.0 CD/DVD burning software
dataplace-source.lha     uti/wor 235kb 4.1 Data Place source files
preferences.lha          uti/wor 2Mb   4.0 Prefs window for starting differ...
smtube.lha               vid/pla 2Mb   4.1 Qt : direct stream + download Yo...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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WHDLoad: New installers until 10.09.2016
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 September 10th, 2016:
  • 2016-09-10 fixed: Giganoid (Swiss Computer Arts) interrupt level 2 was not correctly set at startup, BoxIcon added (Info)
  • 2016-09-05 improved: Extension (Pygmy Projects) level 6 interrupt problem in replayer fixed (Info, Image)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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AmigaOS 4 / MorphOS: Aracade racing game Amiga Racer 3.72
Over the update function included in Michael Neitzel's Lotus clone "Amiga Racer", players get new features. Version 3.72 now has been released which, additional to a new track ("Enchanted Forest", screenshot), introduces a tournament mode (like in the original Lotus series). (snx) (Translation: dr)

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AmigaOS 4: CD/DVD burning software FryingPan 1.3.2
In 2011, the source code of the MUI-based CD/DVD burning programm Frying Pan was released under the LGPL. After versions for MorphOS and AmigaOS 3, now Frying Pan also is available for AmigaOS 4 as native version without any Shareware limitations. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Pascal Papara (ANF)

Commercial version of "Catacomb 3D" for CD32 in progress
Recently the engine of the 25 years old 3D-Shooter Catacomb 3D was ported to AmigaOS. Pascal Papara has acquired a licence for selling the full version of the game and is going to distribute a CD32-version of the game commercially. For this pupose it is supposed to be adapted to the CD32, among others it will be controlled with a joypad and the CD32-specific chip Akiko is supposed to be used for chanky-to-planar conversions.

A Youtube video demonstrates the current stage of the development (on an emulator). Currently the features of saving the game status and using the original "Adlib"-sound are being added. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Entwickler-X: Blog established, M.A.C.E. Remastered announced
The team von Entwickler-X (e.g. Emotion, Tap Jewels, Bubble Shooter DX) has established a "Development Blog", which in future will inform about their projects. In the first two entries a reworked version of the shooter M.A.C.E. is announced which will be also released for AmigaOS 4.

In a discussion on, Thomas 'imagodespira' Claus, member of Entwickler-X, explained that the gameplay will be changed and there will be also more animations, backgrounds and other graphics. This new, remastered edition therefore will require a more powerful hardware. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Amiga Impact (Webseite)

Documentary: "Viva Amiga"-DVDs is nearing release
The supporters of the Kickstarter campaign for releasing the documentary film Viva Amiga have got an email in which they are asked to confirm their addresses for delivering the DVD. It is not clear when the film can be purchased in common stores and shops. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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06.Sep.2016 (Webseite)

Magazine: Commodore Free, issue 94
"Commodore Free" is a free, English-language magazine about Commodore and Amiga computers, which is available in different formats - among others as HTML version and as C64-Diskmag. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Podcast: AMIcast 16, Interview with Aaron Smith
In its latest issue, Krzysztof Radzikowski talked with Aaron Smith, who is about to open his online shops Amiga On The Lake. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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FPGA: Apollo-Core-Update "Gold"
The Apollo core is a FPGA-reimplementation of Motorolas m68k-series, which also provides a separate graphic output called SAGA. Currently the core is used in the accelerator board Vampire 600 V2. Changes in the latest core which is called "gold":
  • Added fusing for MOVE/EXT
  • added MPU for finding illegal memory access
  • added TRACE support
  • fixed in CHK2, CMP2, MOVEM and CAS
  • fixed some special LOOP condition
  • fixed TRAPcc
  • optimized MOVEQ/MOVE.l # and depending instructions
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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Pascal Papara (ANF)

Bugfix: Projekt Lila "Remastered" for CD32 users
The Jump'n Run Projekt Lila that has been released a few weeks ago is supposed to be CD32 compatible - but on some consoles the boot process doesn't work. A new 'Remastered' edition fixes this problem and also features some changes to the world selection screen. The Remastered edition will be shipped for free to all existing Projekt Lila customers. The digital edition available from the IndieGo store is identical with the Remastered edition. (cg)

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