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Kickstart 'ROMs': 3.X ROM chips from Cloanto
An increasing number of vendors is offering so-called "3.X ROMs" that can be built into all Amiga models except the A1000. Since a big German dealer recently started distributing these and we're receiving inquiries regarding these Kickstart ROMs, we approached Mike Battilana from copyright holder Cloanto and asked for additional information.

For quite some time, Cloanto has been offering a license to dealers for building their own Kickstart ROMs. The dealers receive ROM images and designs for the labels and then produce their own chips. To keep the costs down, PROMS or EPROMS are used instead of actual ROM chips. Smaller vendors from Poland or Spain have been the first licensees, but by now the bigger and more well known dealers are becoming interested in offering the new ROMs aswell.

Cloanto is offering this deal for an entire range of ROM versions, like all the ones highlighted in green in Cloanto's overview of all Kickstart releases, but dealers seem to be mostly interested in stocking the most recent version labeled "Kickstart 3.X".

The "3.X" moniker has been used in Amiga Forever for quite some time, it describes a Workbench 3.1 setup that has been updated with more recently released modules Cloanto licensed from various developers. The new Kickstart can easily be identified by looking at the copyright notices, which have been changed to read "Cloanto":

The other changes in Kickstart 3.X are listed in Cloanto's official FAQ:
  • Patches originally released under the ESCOM and Gateway Amiga ownership (no SetPatch or reboot required)
  • scsi.device and exec.library updates by Alexander Benedictov, Chris Hodges, Heinz Wrobel and Toni Wilen
  • expansion.library fixes by Jeff Weeks
  • FastFileSystem fixes by Etienne Vogt
  • mathieeesingbas.library fixes by Harry "Piru" Sintonen
Kickstart 3.X makes it possible to use more than the first four gigabyte of a hard disk drive, but that requires a more recent release of Workbench/AmigaOS aswell - i.e. one containing FastFileSystem version 45.9 or newer, amongst other things.

To create the additional space required for the updates, the workbench.library had to be removed from the ROM - it has to be loaded from disk now. Cloanto's own Workbench distributions are prepared for this, AmigaOS 3.5 and 3.9 also feature a separate workbench.library on disk. (cg) (Translation: cg)

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23.Oct.2015 (Webseite)

Business simulation: Full version of German Trucking
The Amiga Arena offers the business simulation German Trucking for free download, which used to be distributed commercially under Wolf Software & Design's "OASE" label. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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AmigaRemix: New songs added
AmigaRemix has uploaded new mixes of well-known soundtracks of Amiga games as MP3-files which can be downloaded for free. Since our last message the following songs have been added:
  • Super Twintris (Tune 3 - QUAD! Mix)
  • Turbo Imploder 4.0
  • ULTIMA VI - Forest Level
  • Hired Guns Medley Remake
  • Lotus III
  • Gods (Into the Wonderful)
  • Project-X - Thesmophoria (acoustic)
  • Kid Chaos - The Ruined City
  • Lizardking's Flying World Remix
  • Virocop: Funny Old Game
  • Captain Planet Intro
  • Hard 'n' Heavy (Amiga FM Fever)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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Printed magazine: Amiga Future 117 - Preview and extracts
Today some coloured extracts and previews have been published of issue 117 (November/December 2015) of the Amiga Future. Highlights of the issue are an interview with Kurt Cotoaga (Demonware), a review of hardware for the year 2016 and the sixth part of the workshop Developing Demo Effects #6: Handling the the Glenz. Among others on the CoverCD there is PD-software and full versions of Evil Garden, Mission Andromeda. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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AROS: A week in AROS (from 28.09.15)
Weekly Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of September 28th:
  • Codeset of russian catalog files for Close, More and Multiview has been corrected (polluks)
  • Active entries in read-only MUI Lists are no longer highlighted (neil)
  • Index of developer documentation has been updated (mazze)
  • Strnlen function has been added to C library (Kalamatee)
  • Development of ALSA driver for linux hosted AROS ports started (deadwood)
Week of October 5th:
  • MUIA_Listview_DefClickColumn attribute of MUI Listview class is now implemented (neil)
  • MUIA_Listview_DoubleClick attribute is now set when the "press" key is pressed (neil)
  • Index of the active entry during MUIM_List_Insert and MUIM_List_InsertSingle is now updated (neil)
  • MUIA_List_InsertPosition attribute contains now correct value after using MUIM_List_Insert method (neil)
  • Index of the active entry is no longer updated during MUIM_List_Move matching MUI behavior (neil)
  • Zune test suite is now extended with test for MUIA_List_Visible and MUIA_Listview_DefClickColumn (neil)
  • Hex-dump of disassembler in Scout has been made endianness-independent (neil)
  • Skeleton of ALSA driver for linux hosted AROS is implemented (deadwood)
  • Playback in ALSA driver is now working (deadwood)
  • ALSA driver now correctly recovers from underrun conditions (deadwood)
Week of October 12th:
  • Work on USB support for Linux-hosted AROS has been started (dizzyofcrn)
  • UUID hashing is now supported in oop.library (schulz)
  • A resource leak in the ALSA sound driver has been fixed (deadwood)
  • The ALSA sound driver is now more careful to use the correct version of the Linux libasound shared object (deadwood)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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Philippe Lang (E-Mail)

New A1200 cases: More than 110.000-Euro paid, official Amiga-T-Shirts
Nine days before the end of the Kickstarter campaign, for the project for producing new, improved Amiga-1200 cases ( reported) over 110.000 Euro has been paid. The financial target is 125.000 Euro.

Now you can also support the project by purchasing official Amiga-T-Shirts. You can choose between three motifs.

From weekend on, there will be new special editions of the case of Lukhash. One version will be offered only once and includes a private extra of the 8-Bit musician, the other version is available, if you pay for more than ten pieces.

Additionally, the traders TheGamingWareHouse and AmigaStore support the project by offering coupons. The Polish Amiga portal PPA has invested in 60 cases with a special colour.

The latest special editions of a case is a package of the demo scene group Phenomena and of 010101 Music. The Phenomena-edition also includes an USB-stick, a T-Shirt, a mouse pad, a key fob, a cup and a surprise. The edition of 010101 Music includes four CD-albums ("Paula, Agnus, Denise", "Insert Disk 2", "Immortal 3" and "Immortal 4") as well as three cups. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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AmigaOS 4 / AROS / MorphOS: Fruit'Y 1.0
The new Retroguru game Fruit'Y is similar to the classic Gem'X released by Kaiko. Playing the tiger Sheran it is your goal to level two piles of fruit (video). (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Hollywood: Easing Lib 1.2
Fabio Falcucci has updated his Hollywood library "Easing Lib". There are no detailed information of changes in version 1.2. Easing Lib is distributed as shareware and allows you to "create smooth transitions between values so you can use it to animate anything you like: graphical objects, colors, values, and any value you need to be smoothly changed into another value."

Download: Easing%20Lib%20(1.2).zip (419 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Oct.2015 (ANF)

Keyboard adapter: Firmware update for Sum USB 1200/600
Sum is a USB adapter for connecting keyboards to the Amiga ( reported). For the base model Sum USB (for the A1200) and its variant for the Amiga 600 a firmware update has been released now that, for example, adds support for Apple keyboards.

Firmware update v20151017 comes with following changes:
  • Apple USB keyboard (USB hub-equipped models) support
  • New F10 option in adapter settings that enables displaying selected keys codes
  • New F12 option in adapter settings that establishes displaying device settings
  • New R-Shift + F19 Mac keyboard shortcut launching adapter settings
  • Improved Shift keys support for Pinball series games
Sum USB (A1200)
Sum A600 (snx)

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20.Oct.2015 (Forum)

Event: News and videos from the AmiWest 2015 (Update)
Marko Seppanen has summarized the news of this year's AmiWest in Sacramento :
  • A batch of 500 boards of the AmigaOne X5000/020 currently is produced and are supposed to be shipped before the end of this year using a new type of Fractal Design case. The AmigaOne X5000/040 will be shipped next year
  • A batch of 1000 boards of the Tabor-board is and will be produced, their performance was good enough [Editor's note: AmigaOS 4 currently does not run on it]
  • The AmiStore now has more than 700 registered users.
  • There will be an update to AOS4.1 Final Edition. All existing platforms will be supported. There are no detailed plans for 4.2, adding Gallum is still a long way.
  • The music programm OctaMED OctaMed now is fully OS4 native, the animation programm Take 2 was gifted to the Amiga community and an update for TuneNet will be released with broadcasting fixed and with some extra features.
Videos: Day 1, Day 2

Update: (06:33, 21.10.15, snx)
Paul Rezendes has published photos of the event. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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FS-UAE: Updated QEMU-Plugin for PPC-emulation
The QEMU-plguin, which is required by FS-UAE for the PPC-emulation, is available in a new version. It is a port of the latest QEMU For the first time there is also a 64bit version. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Download link and new information on "Amiga Racer"
In a thread on, some screenshots of "Amiga Racer" were published. Additionally the developer justifies himself to the users there. The game explicitly is inspired by Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge and will be offered for free for AmigaOS 3 (68020), AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS.

A preversion for AmigaOS 4 is already available. Currently the ports for MorphOS and 68020 are developed. Within the game you can change to the full screen mode by pressing the "F"-key and you can also update to the latest version of "Amiga Racer".

Download (AmigaOS 4): AmigaRacer.lha (21 MB) (cg) (Translation: dr)

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19.Oct.2015 (Webseite)

AROS: Distribution AROS Broadway 1.0 Preview 4
Under the title (and via the App-store) link you can download "preview 4" of version 1.0 of Pascal Papara's AROS-Distribution AROS Broadway (screenshot).

  • Added AmiCloud client
  • Added OWB with HTML5 video support
  • Added Hfinder 2015 (replacing the old one)
  • Added some drawer icons (some were missing)
  • Fixed Lbreakout2 not starting from Quickstarter (the dock)
  • Fixed AROSPDF (is working again)
  • Added VAN-builder (create VAN animations from SVGs -> no direct converting from Movies; this will be part of another tool)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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Emulator: FS-UAE 2.7.3dev
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."

Changes of the beta version 2.7.3dev:
  • Support for multimedia keys: volume up, volume down and mute
  • New shortcut Mod+K to toggle full keyboard emulation
  • Using (Left) Alt (Cmd on Mac OS X) as default keyboard shortcut modifier
  • Workaround to allow Alt+Tab to work on non-Windows/non-OS-X platforms
  • Most built-in shortcuts are now configurable
  • Actions for built-in shortcuts are now available for mapping
  • Actions for F11 and F12 (release) can be customized
  • Ungrab mouse and keyboard when entering the menu
  • Added support for reading controller configs from fs-uae.dat
  • Support for creating static / fully self-contained .exe on Windows
  • JIT: Better fldcw_m_indexed fix (can use all x86-64 registers)
  • Fixed RSP inc/dec for x86-64, shadow stack space on Windows / x86-64
  • Fix callee-saved registers for Windows x64 ABI
  • Fixed crash when using Blizzard accelerators and x86-64 JIT
  • Respect cpu option when checking for Zorro III config problems
  • Compile with -fno-strict-aliasing to avoid potential aliasing bugs
  • Removed some SDL 1.2 code

Known issues:

  • Opening the F12 menu / Using the modifier key causes FS-UAE to blink on Windows due to ungrabbing input (might have to disable this feature on Windows)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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Aminet-Uploads until 17.10.2015
The following archives have been added to Aminet until October 17th, 2015:
NetSurf-m68k.lha         comm/www   30M   68k CSS capable web browser
64tass.lha               dev/cross  823K  MOS Turbo Assembler Macro
libnixppc-wos-pup.lha    dev/gcc    380K      LibnixPPC for WarpOS and PowerUP
m68k-gcc-2.95.3-wos.lha  dev/gcc    2.0M  WOS PPC WarpOS hosted M68K compil...
ppc-gcc-2.95.3-base.lha  dev/gcc    1.0M  WOS PPC GCC 2.95.3 base archive
ppc-gcc-2.95.3-m68k.lha  dev/gcc    2.1M  68k M68K hosted PPC compiler bina...
ppc-gcc-2.95.3-wos.lha   dev/gcc    2.5M  WOS Native PPC WarpOS compiler bi...
ppc-gcc-includes-newi... dev/gcc    53K       GCC includes for PPC GCC 2.95.1
binutils_ppc-2.9.1.lha   dev/gg     2.8M  68k PPC targeted GNU binutils com...
AmiDuke_AGA.lha          game/shoot 341K  68k Amiga AGA port of Duke Nukem 3D
Flog.lha                 game/wb    34K   68k Have fun with this card game!
DTView2.lha              gfx/show   22K   68k Datatype picture viewer for p...
AmiArcadia.lha           misc/emu   4.2M  68k Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadia_OS4.lha       misc/emu   4.5M  OS4 Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadiaMOS.lha        misc/emu   4.5M  MOS Signetics-based machines emul...
EvenMore.lha             text/show  426K  68k V0.87: Freeware textviewer
EvenMore_MOS.lha         text/show  504K  MOS V0.87: Freeware Textviewer (M...
EvenMore_OS4.lha         text/show  503K  OS4 V0.87: Freeware Textviewer (OS4)
xxd.lha                  util/misc  28K   MOS Hex dump utility and vice versa
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OS4Depot-Uploads until 17.10.2015
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until October 17th, 2015:
ri_args_e.lha            dev/lan 3kb   4.0 new CLI args routine for E
amiarcadia.lha           emu/gam 5Mb   4.0 Signetics-based machines emulator
fpse.lha                 emu/gam 1Mb   4.0 Playstation emulator
a2u.lha                  uti/scr 6kb   4.0 Converts Amiga paths to Unix paths
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MorphOS-Files-Uploads until 17.10.2015
The following archives have been added to MorphOS-Files until October 17th, 2015:
FPSE                     0.10.5  uti/emu   1101 Emulator of Sony PlayStatio...
EvenMore                 0.87    uti/tex    504 Versatile text viewer loadi...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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WHDLoad: New packages until 17.10.2015
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 installers have been added until October 17th, 2015: (snx) (Translation: dr)

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18.Oct.2015 (Forum)

Animation programm: Take 2 released
On request of Dan Schallock, Geert Vergauwe has gifted his programm "Take 2" and its source code to the Amiga community. The latest version Take 5 is commercially offered for x86-computers (Windows and Mac OS X).

In the 1980s and 1990s, Geert Vergauwe cooperated with Rombo, which is the supplier of the "Vidi" video digitizer, and they also developed Take 2 in order to be able craeting classic pencil animations.

The source code of Take 2 is available in assembler. The author only asks to send him any kind of further development of the programm. Dan Schallock has presented the programm during this years's AmiWest. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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AnimWebConverter 2.30
AnimWebConverter is a little Hollywood programm for AmigaOS 3/4 and MorphOS, which can convert IFF-animations of the Anim or Yafa format into animated GIF and PNG files. You can also resize them.

Changes in version 2.30:
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Fixed bug with open file and show the yafa files
  • Support to drag&drop files
  • Optimized the source code
  • Redesigned the work area
  • Added the ESC key to exit the program
  • The text strings above buttons available in the languages
  • Save animations to video
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Oct.2015 (Webseite)

PDF-Magazine: REV'n'GE 41 (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:
English (snx) (Translation: dr)

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SCSI2SD: Adapter can be ordered from Europe
The adapter SCSI2SD, which makes it possible to use SD-cards as SCSI-harddrives ( reported), can be ordered from an European trader called AmigaKit. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Workbench-Distribution: AmiKit 8.5.1 on an USB-stick under WinUAE
The Workbench distribution AmiKit, which is meant for emulators, is available in version 8.5.1.

For the first time the distribution can be purchased as "Special Amiga 30 Years Edition" on an USB-stick. Contrary to previous versions, WinUAE is used instead of E-UAE, which runs on an adapted Linux distribution named AmiPUP. This provides higher speed and stability.

Using the new function "Rabbit Hole" it is now possible to launch Windows and Linux programms and to open files from the Amiga section. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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