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08.Jun.2015 Pictures of (partly very old) demoscene meetings
On there are pictures of meetings of the demoscene. The archive includes pictures which are also from the eighties: Recently pictures of the meeting Ikari & Zargon Party (1989), Jewels/Danish Gold/Dominators/Upfront Party (1988) and Furuland Hacker Conference (1989) have been published. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Amiga-Emulator: WinUAE 3.1
Version 3.1 of the well-known Amiga emulator WinUAE emulates a lot of additional hardware extensions for the first time. Besides, the sound of Paula can be mixed with other sound sources (CD, CD32 FMV, Toccate) and many other improvements have been implemented:

First emulated hardware extensions
  • SCSI-Hosts:
    • A2090/A2090a (ST-506 not supported)
    • AdSCSI Advantage 2000
    • Archos ADD-500
    • C-Ltd A1000/A2000
    • GVP Series I (Three models)
    • GVP Series II
    • Expansion Systems DataFlyer 1200/4000 SCSI+
    • HK-Computer Vector Falcon 8000
    • J.Kommos A500
    • Kupke Golem
    • Masoboshi MC-702 (Incomplete)
    • Microbotics StarDrive (Clock not emulated)
    • Preferred Technologies Nexus
    • Protar A500
    • RocTec RocHard RH800C (SCSI+IDE)
    • SupraDrive (All five models)
  • IDE-Controller:
    • ICD AdIDE
    • AlfaPower/AT-BUS 508/2008/AlfaPower Plus
    • M-Tec AT 500
    • Masoboshi MC-302/MC-702 (Incomplete)
    • RocTec RocHard RH800C
  • CPU-boards:
    • ACT Apollo 1240/1260
    • DKB 1230/1240
    • RCS Fusion Forty
    • GVP A3001
    • GVP A530
    • GVP G-Force 030
    • Kupke Golem 030 A500
  • Video-Hardware:
    • Archos AVideo 12
    • Archos AVideo 24 (Animation features not implemented)
    • Black Belt Systems HAM-E and HAM-E Plus
    • Newtronic Technologies Video DAC 18
    • Impulse FireCracker 24
  • Other extension:
    • Toccata Zorro II sound card
    • Nordic Power v3.2 freezer cartridge
    • Pro Access v2.17 freezer cartridge
New features
  • CD, CD32 FMV and Toccata audio are now optionally mixed with Paula audio stream. Sound sync is not lost even when emulation speed changes and sound is included with audio recording.
  • Multiple SCSI/IDE expansion boards can be enabled at the same time.
  • Floppy sound per-drive empty/disk inserted volume control.
  • Added partial A1000 Velvet prototype support. Unfortunately currently no known Velvet boot disks exist.
  • GUI Filter panel configurable overscan region blanking.
  • Hardfile ATA and SCSI version configuration option.
  • Fullscreen GUI option.
  • If system has touch screen (Windows tablet for example), touching top of screen more than 2 seconds will open GUI.
  • GUI Paths panel portable mode checkbox enabled.
  • Configured but disconnected game controller is remembered.
  • Custom chipset display emulation partially rewritten, many A1000 vs OCS vs ECS chipset undocumented edge cases are now fully emulated.
  • AMAX ROM dongle emulation improved.
  • CD and disk image volume label is shown in status message bar.
  • CPU Idle feature rewritten, lower CPU usage.
  • More reliable simultaneous on the fly media insertions/removals.
  • Action Replay 2/3 emulation improved.
  • Added 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 filter panel "integer" scaling options.
  • Audio master volume is now real master volume control. Paula, CD and AHI are sub-volume controls.
  • Optionally disk saveimages can use same directory as parent image.
  • More accurate 68000 bus/address error stack frame undocumented fields.
Fixed bugs of WinUAE 3.0
  • Some CPU halted conditions caused emulator hang.
  • Chip RAM/Slow RAM size change on the fly crash.
  • Multiple other crash bugs fixed.
Other fixed bugs
  • Low level SCSI emulation fixes and updates.
  • RTG mode screenshots in 16-bit host color depth mode had wrong colors.
  • Real CD drive as emulated ATAPI or SCSI returned wrong last block.
  • Graffiti corrupted display in non-AGA modes.
  • Some programs had shifted display in some configurations (For example Gloom AGA, Worms Directors Cut title screens)
  • Picasso IV graphics corruption in OS4 16-bit modes.
  • Picasso IV mode switch out of bounds memory access crash (OS41FE).
  • Serial port emulation lost characters in some situations.
  • Branch FPU instructions didn't work in more accurate CPU modes.
  • AVI recording audio/video sync problems fixed.
  • Stuck key if "Mouse captured: emulation paused" was ticked.
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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AROS-Exec (Forum)

AROS: A week in AROS (from 01.06.15)
Weekly Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of June 1st:
  • Keymaps have been updated for non breaking space support (polluks)
  • Countries have been updated for first day of week support (polluks)
  • 64-bit AROS again loads Amiga format fonts correctly (jmcmullan)
  • fat-handler is now correctly stopping at end of root directory (neil)
  • Formatting is now possible with fat-handler (neil)
  • Renaming disk is now working correctly in fat-handler (neil)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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Epsilons Blog: Software presentation "MultiviewerNG"
'Epsilon' has got a pre-version of A-EON's recently announced MultiviewerNG and introduces the programm and its range of functions in detail. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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New demos
The scene portal has been added a lot of new Amiga demos during the last months: (cg) (Translation: dr)

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08.Jun.2015 (Webseite)

French review to MorphOS 3.8
David Brunet working for the magazine Obligement has written a detailed and illustrated review (in French) to the recently released MorphOS 3.8. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Pegasosforum (Forum)

MorphOS: PastePass 1.0
Stefan 'Kronos' Kleinheinrich's PastePass is a password manager for MorphOS with encrypted database which enters user name and password by pressing a special keyboard shortcut.

  • All reported bugs and questions concerning the use of the software fixed
  • Can be launched via tooltypes iconified
  • Hotkey for deiconifying added
  • Use of keyboard (Cyclechain and Controlchar)
  • Import of text files
  • All data in memory encrypted
  • GUI for Passtool added
  • adequate icons added
Download: PastePass.lha (90 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Andreas Falkenhahn (ANF)

Hollywood-Plugin: GL Galore 1.0 for hardware-accelerated 2D-/3D-graphics
Press release: This is the game changer you've been waiting for! Airsoft Softwair is proud to present the next big thing: GL Galore, the ultimate OpenGL® scripting solution for Hollywood! GL Galore is a plugin for Hollywood that allows you to access the OpenGL 1.1 command set directly from Hollywood. This makes it possible to write scripts that utilize the host system's 3D hardware to create high-performance, butter-smooth 2D and 3D animation that is computed completely in hardware by the GPU of your graphics board. This leads to a huge performance boost over the classic Hollywood graphics API which is mostly implemented in software. Especially systems with slower CPUs will benefit greatly from hardware-accelerated drawing offered by OpenGL.

OpenGL is a portable software interface to graphics hardware. It is available for almost every platform in a variety of flavours. On AmigaOS and compatibles, OpenGL is available as MiniGL on AmigaOS 4, TinyGL on MorphOS, StormMesa on AmigaOS 3, and Mesa 3D on AROS. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux systems are usually shipped with an OpenGL driver already installed.

GL Galore offers wrapper functions for most commands of the OpenGL 1.1 API including many GLU functions. Additionally, GL Galore also offers bridging functions that allow you to convert Hollywood brushes into OpenGL textures and vice versa. Furthermore, when GL Galore is activated, Hollywood's hardware brushes and hardware double-buffers are mapped directly to OpenGL so that you can even benefit from hardware accelerated drawing and transformation without writing a single line of GL code. Whenever GL Galore is activated, all graphics output will automatically be routed through OpenGL.

GL Galore can also be useful for rapidly prototyping software in OpenGL. People who used to program OpenGL using C will greatly appreciate Hollywood's convenient multimedia API which offers functions for almost all common tasks. For example, by using GL Galore to write OpenGL programs you can avoid all the hassle of managing a GL window using one of the many different toolkits out there. Also, jobs like image loading, sound or video playback, font handling and image manipulation will become ridiculously easy thanks to Hollywood's powerful command set which covers almost 700 functions. And of course, there aren't 14 different versions of commands like glColor, but just one version because sometimes less is more.

GL Galore is the first plugin to bear the Powered by Hollywood 6.0 seal of quality as it utilizes the new display adapter plugin interface introduced with Hollywood 6.0. The plugin will not work with older versions of Hollywood. It is available free of charge and can be downloaded from the official Hollywood portal at Versions for AmigaOS 3, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, AROS (i386), Windows, Mac OS X (PowerPC and i386) and Linux (PowerPC and i386) are provided. On top of that, GL Galore comes with over 250 pages of documentation in various formats like PDF, HTML, AmigaGuide, and CHM. Finally, many impressive example scripts are included in the distribution archive to get you started really quickly.

All of this makes GL Galore the ultimate OpenGL scripting experience combining the best of both worlds into one powerful plugin: Hollywood's extensive and convenient multimedia function set and OpenGL's raw graphics power!

(cg) (Translation: dr)

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Aminet-Uploads until 06.06.2015
The following archives have been added to Aminet until June 6th, 2015:
AmiArcadiaMOS.lha        misc/emu   4.4M  MOS Signetics-based machines emul...
windsurf.lha             mods/demo  120K      A Module composed by Pete/Eni...
Calimero_beta_0.14.lha   text/dtp   8.8M  MOS A DTP Program
StormMesa_Libs68K.lha    util/libs  515K  68k MESA/OpenGL implementation fo...
StormMesa_LibsPPC.lha    util/libs  531K  WOS MESA/OpenGL implementation fo...
cAMIra.lha               util/misc  168K  68k simple webcam software using ...
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OS4Depot-Uploads until 06.06.2015
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until June 6th, 2015:
screentitleformat.lha    doc/mis 252b  4.0 Set alternative Screen Title on ...
amiarcadia.lha           emu/gam 4Mb   4.0 Signetics-based machines emulator
amicraft.lha             gam/mis 950kb 4.0 A Minecraft like game.
aiss.lha                 gra/ais 8Mb   4.1 Amiga Image Storage System
aiss.pdf                 gra/ais 5Mb   4.1 Documentation
x1ktemp.lha              uti/doc 179kb 4.1 CPU Temp Monitor docky for the X...
dirmeup_demo.lha         uti/fil 977kb 4.1 Amiga Files Explorer
yt.lha                   vid/mis 2Mb   4.0 YouTube URL extractor script
vamp.lha                 vid/pla 2Mb   4.0 Virtual Amiga Multimedia Player
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MorphOS-Files-Uploads until 06.06.2015
The following archives have been added to MorphOS-Files until June 6th, 2015:
PyMUI for Python 2.7     0.7.0   dev/pyt   1142 A Python module allowing fo...
ExFAT File System        1.1     sys/lib    193 Port of exFAT filesystem ba...
AmigaMark                1.2     sys/too   1119 A complex computer speed be...
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WHDLoad: New packages until 06.06.2015
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 installer has been added until June 6th, 2015:
  • 2015-06-01 improved: Lorna (Topo Soft) supports another disk version (Info)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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Pascal Papara (ANF)

AROS-Distribution: Aeros for Raspberry Pi 2 Premium with ExaGear
Pascal Papara's Linux-hosted AROS-distribution Aeros now exclusively is available for the Raspberry Pi 2 as premium version (screenshot), which includes the lx-command for launching Linux-programms out of AROS as well as the commercial programm ExaGear.

Using this emulator it is possible to execute x86-applications on the ARM-processor of the Raspberry. Therefore programms like Skype (Linux/x86) and Wine (Linux/x86) as well as, based on them, Amiga emulators WinUAE (Windows/x86) and WinFellow (Windows/x86) can be used with this distribution (Video: WinFellow).

Some of the x86-programms only runs with limitations: For instance Skype has not a sound output because the required soundserver PulseAudio was left out due to problems with other apllications. Without ExaGear and the programms which use it, the distribution can be also used on a Raspberry Pi 1. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Forum-64 (Webseite)

Petro Tyschtschenko obviously sells his Walker prototype
According to rumours in several forums, Petro Tyschtschenko offers the last Walker prototype - the other model he sold to Nicholas Blachford long ago - for sale via Facebook. The entry on Facebook is not generally accessible. Therefore currently there are only some screenshots:

If these screenshots prove themselves true, then Tyschtschenko obviously hopes to get 25.000 Euro by selling this rare prototype - which recently could be booted at a retro meeting for the first time (the IDE-cable was connected incorrectly). (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Company history: "Commodore - The Amiga Years" soon at Kickstarter
In October, Brian Bagnall expressed the hope, that the second part of his Commodore biography could be published. Now he has announced a Kickstarter campaign on Facebook for finishing "The Amiga Years" which will start on June 15th. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Platformer: "The Game"
"The Game" has been not completely finished and is a platform game developed with AMOS. The game is fully playable. According to the author "there is no real ending, you just get to a room that says Well Done and there's no real end". The author also said: "The main reason I stopped development was that when I tried the game on a clean A1200 there was some minor sprite flicker that I couldn't get rid of (and its still there) but now I decided to clean up some other parts of the game up a bit and release what I have."

"The Game" runs on 68000-based Amigas but according to the author "it still is a little slow". An Amiga 1200 with some FastRAM is recommended. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Geram Amiga Community (Webseite)

PDF: The History of Psygnosis
A year ago the British podcast "Retro Asylum" released an episode named The History of Psygnosis. All the documents which the podcast is based on were visually conditioned and published as free E-Book: "Retro Asylum - The History of Psygnosis" can be downloaded as PDF-file from Google Docs. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Martin Merz (ANF)

AISS 4.19 released
Martin Merz has released an update of his "Amiga Image Storage System" (AISS) which is a system for managing toolbar images under AmigaOS and other systems.

AISS 4.19 has more than 7.900 images. Due to compatibility reasons alle pictures and animations of the previous version are included as well. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Download page: MorphOS Central
Bastiaan de Waard's "MorphOS Central" is a download page which currently has more than 1400 files. The entries have been not categorized and can be only found by searching for the file name or the short name. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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