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21.05.16 • Commodore meeting • Vienna (Austria)
21.-22.05.16 • 6. Amiga-Treffen Ost • Halle (Germany)
17.-18.09.16 • Classic Computing 2016 • Nordhorn (Germany)
08.-09.10.16 • AmiWest 2016 • Sacramento (USA)

15.Apr.2016 (Webseite)

AmigaOS 4: NetSurf 3.5
Chris Young has updated his AmigaOS-4 port of the web browser NetSurf. Version 3.5 provides bug fixes and optimizations. A new beta version for AmigaOS 3.5+ will be released during the next days. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Platform game: "Bonanza Bros" as free download
In 1991 the platform game Bonanza Bros was released and now can be downloaded for free from the website of the Amiga Future. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Jarno Smit (E-Mail)

Crowd funding: Another A1200 case
At Indiegogo, Jarno Smit has started a crowd funding project called "AMIGA CASE". It is a case which according to the description is "based on classic Amiga 1200" and "is meant as a replacement for the old (yellowed/damaged) Amiga 1200 case": AMIGA CASE looks like a real A1200 but is slightly larger which provides more space for any expensions or a different motherboard.

The most important features of Smit's case which is officially licenced by Amiga Inc.:
  • Original Amiga logo on the case
  • Designed for classic Amiga 1200 hardware
  • Designed for the Thin Mini-ITX form factor, Raspberry PI 1B+/2/3 and Keyrah V2 keyboard adapter
  • Designed for usage with internal and external keyboards. Can function as a keyboard stand
  • Two 3,5 inch bays to build in devices of your choice. Covers for the 3,5 inch expansion bays with pre cut USB connection holes
  • Recessed air vents for Amiga 1200 accelerators and the Thin Mini-ITX motherboard
  • Adjustable placement in height of the Amiga 1200 motherboard
  • Removable and replaceable backplates
  • High quality plastics with UV stabilizer (no more yellowing)
  • High quality screw points with blind brass inserts
A single case will cost between 60 and 70 Euro. In order to to put this project into practice, during the next two months in total preorders of 90.000 Euro have to be received.

Hint of the editorial staff: Since 2015, "AMIGA CASE" is a registered trademark of Jarno Smit in Benelux. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Amiga Future (Webseite)

Video: Interview with Volker Wertich (The Settlers)
Already at the end of March, under the title link Matt Chat has released a video interview with Volker Wertich, who is the programmer of the Amiga game "The Settlers". He was also involved in the games "Emerald Mine" and "Emerald Mine 3 Professional".

Two other parts of the interview are about later projects and reflections about the future development of the games industry. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Apr.2016 (Forum)

Event: AmiWest 2016 on October 8th and 9th
This year the AmiWest will take place in Sacramento, California on October 8th and 9th in the hotel "Holiday Inn Express", 2224 Auburn Boulevard. The programming seminar already will start on Thursday October 6th. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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AROS-Exec (Forum)

AROS-Distribution: Aros Vision PAL and Aros Vision RTG 3.1
Olaf Schönweiß' has released new versions of his AROS/68k distribution "Aros Vision". The RTG version 3.1 (mainly meant for emulators) provides updated system files and you can choose between different MUI-implementations (Zune, MUI 3.8 and MUI 4 for AmigaOS) and Workbench replacements (Wanderer, Scalos, Magellan) (screenshot).

The new PAL-version is meant for slower hardware and provides less software. Because the author cannot test it on real Amigas, any feedback is welcome. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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AROS-Exec (Forum)

AROS: A week in AROS (from 28.03.2016)
Weekly Krzysztof 'deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of March 28th:
  • Work on being able to use Clang/LLVM to compile AROS continues (Kalamatee)
  • Find tool now uses MUI requesters and supports localization (mazze)
  • It is now possible to search for content in Find tool (mazze)
  • Possible memory overrun has been fixed in unard (mazze)
  • A fix has been implemented in MUI Process class (mazze)
  • Find tool now uses background process to do the directory scanning (mazze)
  • Various catalog files have been reviewed and updated (mazze)
  • Initiated work for supporting ARM 64-bit architecture (Kalamatee)
  • Poseidon USB stack now compiles for AROS 68k (Kalamatee)
  • Crash during initialization of MUI List class has been fixed (o1i)
  • animation.datatype behavior has been updated (Kalamatee)
  • Zip and Zoom clients of xad.library have had out of bounds access fixed (Kalamatee)
Week of April 4th:
  • Work on being able to use Clang/LLVM to compile AROS continues (Kalamatee)
  • MadMatrix game is now part of AROS Contrib repository (mazze)
  • FKey commodity received a small UI update (mazze)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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Aros-Exec (ANF)

Compiler: Free Pascal 3.1.1 and alpha version of Lazarus for AmigaOS 3
Marcus 'ALB42' Sackrow has ported the Pascal compiler Freepascal 3.1.1 as well as the Pascal-based Lazarus Component Library (LCL) to AmigaOS. Using this library it is possible to develop cross-platform applications. The port for Amiga is still an alpha version but many examples can already be built wothout any problems.

Some games and tools (BinShifter, ColorIt, FPCMines and PasteQuick) which were created with LCL, Sackrow already has compiled for AmigaOS. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Andreas Falkenhahn (ANF)

Hollywood 6.1 Add-ons released
Press release: Airsoft Softwair is proud to announce the immediate availability of a number of add-ons for Hollywood 6.1. The following add-ons are now available for download from the official Hollywood portal:
  • Hollywood Player 6.1 for all supported platforms (also available for your smartphone/tablet on Google Play)
  • Hollywood SDK 6.1 for developing your own plugins (includes examples and over 350 pages of documentation in various formats)
  • Hollywood 6.1 add-on for Cubic IDE (kindly provided by Michael Jurisch)
  • Hollywood 6.1 wordfile for UltraEdit
  • Hollywood 6.1 online reference manual (over 850 PDF pages, alternatively available as HTML, CHM, and AmigaGuide)
The release of these add-ons completes the Hollywood 6.1 release. Please visit the official Hollywood portal at for download and more information. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Aminet-Uploads until 09.04.2016
The following archives have been added to Aminet until April 9th, 2016:
yWeather.lha             comm/misc  360K  MOS Show weather infos in screenbar
AmigaCloudHandlers.lha   comm/tcp   9.0M  MOS Amiga Cloud Handlers
wif_info.lha             dev/src    10K       Fully commented MorphOS PPC a...
Africa.lha               game/board 278K  68k Conversion of 3W board game
AfricaMOS.lha            game/board 325K  MOS Conversion of 3W board game
Africa-OS4.lha           game/board 323K  OS4 Conversion of 3W board game      game/shoot 2.1M  68k Did IT come from the desert? ...
tanksfurry1-2.adf        game/shoot 880K  68k Tanks Furry
Juliet_Sea_Shell.lha     pix/3dobj  6.8M      Juliet with bikini, for Micro...
cardInfo.lha             util/cli   20K   68k Get info about PCMCIA cards f...
lzmaLoader.lha           util/pack  67K   MOS Packer and loader for executa...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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OS4Depot-Uploads until 09.04.2016
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until April 9th, 2016:
mhe.lha                  dev/ide 9Mb   4.0 Hollywood IDE
drawergad.lha            dev/lib 185kb 4.0 A gadget to display directories ...
radiobuttonxgad.lha      dev/lib 83kb  4.0 Radiobutton gadget expanded               emu/gam 167Mb 4.1 Super Nintendo / Super Famicom e...
africa.lha               gam/boa 323kb 4.0 Conversion of 3W board game
ftpd.lha                 net/ser 741kb 4.1 FTPdaemon v2.2 for AmigaOS 4
boingcube.lha            uti/ben 3Mb   4.0 A bouncing rotating boing cube.
prefscenter.lha          uti/wor 113kb 4.0 Launch prefs programs from a GUI
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Amiga Future (Webseite)

Emulator: FS-UAE 2.7.10dev
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 2.7.10dev adds the e.g. the options "network_card" and "freezer_cartridge". And now the proper processor is set for a certain accelearot board.

You can find a detailed list of changes under the title link. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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09.Apr.2016 (Webseite)

Pictures of funeral service for Dave Needle
In February Amiga developer Dave Needle died. After the burial, some well-known persons from the Amiga scene met and some Amiga exhibits lile the prototype Lorraine were presented. The blog of shows some pictures of the meeting. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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09.Apr.2016 (Webseite)

FPGA: Vampire 600/Apollo-Update "SILVER3"
The Apollo-Core is a FPGA-reimplementation of the m68k-series of Motorola, which also provides an (emulated) graphic chip named SAGA. The latest update of the core which currently is used in the Vampire accelerator boards provides the following improvements:
  • Flag for BFTST fixed
  • Super-Scalar improvements:
    • Allow more instructions in 2nd pipe
    • More 64Bit MMX instructions added
    • PADD, PSUB, PMUL, ... (used by videoplayers like RIVA)
  • Improved RESET behaviour (AROS)
  • Improved SAGA video out (24Bit, 32Bit, YUV422)
  • Clock-cycle register added
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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09.Apr.2016 (Forum)

Amiga hostory: First model had number 1000
On Internet sometimes you can read the that the first Amiga did not have any model number and only as the A500 and A2000 were produced, it would have retroactively renamed to "Amiga 1000".

Under the title link by means of a picture of the original box Blake Petterson proved that already at that time it was named "Amiga 1000 Personal Computer". Additionally the name is also used in the repair manual. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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09.Apr.2016 (Forum)

Photographs and videos of RJ Mical's 60th anniversary party
This year, the former Amiga developer RJ Mical has become 60 years and on this occasion he hold a big party. Additional to pictures, Robert Bernardo also has released two videos: First one shows a spontaneous speech, the second one a C64 game which was written for the him. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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