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14.Oct.2014
Amigaworld.net (website)


Individual Computers: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20
Press release: The new High-speed USB host controller "RapidRoad" by Individual Computers will start shipping on october 20th, 2014.

RapidRoad uses the USB Stack Poseidon, which we have purchased as a source code license back in october 2011. Now we're making use of this license and fill a huge gap in the market of Amiga hardware that has existed for a few years now. RapidRoad is based on a High-speed USB host controller chip that has not been used for the Amiga before.

Although the ISP1763a can be considered the "little brother" of the chip that has been used on the fastest USB controller to date - Deneb by E3B - it can keep up with its performance: If the X-Surf 100 is operated in Z3 mode and a high-end accelerator is used, transfer rates from USB mass storage devices can exceed 7 MBytes per second.

RapidRoad can also be used for the "smaller" Amiga models, which replaces the famous "Subway" controller by E3B. Many older Amiga models are showing timing glitches on the clockport interface when larger amounts of data are transferred, so we had to develop a special interface that can safely deal with these timing glitches. This development has consumed lots of time and money, so we've decided to offer RapidRoad in a cheaper version that has the clockport interface deactivated: This version can only be used on the X-Surf 100 networking card.

Starting today, RapidRoad can be ordered in three different versions with different included cables. Please mind that if you want to pay with PayPal, you may get an error message where no real error has occured. Before you try again, please check your PayPal account: Most of the times, the order went through OK, and only the instant payment notification from PayPal did not reach our server. If the transaction is shown in your PayPal account, everything has worked out right. We're already working on a solution to this problem. (snx)

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13.Oct.2014
fs-uae.net (Webseite)


Amiga-Emulator: FS-UAE 2.5.19dev
Frode Solheim's FS-UAE for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD is based on WinUAE and can be completely controlled with a joypad. Since the last stable version released in March (2.4.1), so far only developer versions have been released.

If you use FS-UAE for emulating a PPC-Amiga, you should also update the plugin to version 3.3.0qemu2.1.0.

Changes in FS-UAE 2.5.19dev:
  • Restore kickstart ROM when CSMK3/CSPPC/BPPC maprom is disabled.
  • New PPC lock implemented, fixes occasional PPC lockup.
  • Fix crash during PPC reset (missing lock when memory regions were updated).
  • Stop PPC CPU before resetting Amiga.
  • Floating point fixes for PowerPC hosts.
  • New options cpu, fpu, mmu, changes to how CPU is configured.
  • Defaults for fpu, mmu, cpu speed, cpu accuracy, blitter mode now automatically depends on specified (or implied) cpu option. Example, cpu = 68040 will automatically enable 68040 FPU (and MMU), set fastest possible mode, less compatible CPU and enable waiting blits.
  • A3000/A4000 models now use waiting blits by default (was immediate).
  • Fix reset problem while PPC CPU is active.
  • Workaround for Hexagons Joystick Adapter (name is a single non-ASCII letter).
  • Workaround for SDL 2 XInput Controller names with #x in the name.
  • Recognize --version and --help arguments.
  • The bitmap fonts are also now loaded from fs-uae.dat.
  • Don’t add RTC module on stock A600, A1200 (exp) defaults to MSM6242B.
  • Fixed loading CD into drive from CD image list (full path wasn’t resolved).
  • Added new boolean option uaenative_library.
  • Updated emulation core from WinUAE 2900b19.
  • Fixed launcher net play GUI (broken in dev versions since the move to QT).
  • FS-UAE Arcade: Fixed bug when using two identical joystick devices.
  • FS-UAE Arcade: Fixed bug preventing joystick hats from being usable for navigation.
  • FS-UAE Arcade: Added quick workaround for configuration of “XInput Controller #x”.
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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13.Oct.2014



Magazine: Interview with Acube
In its fourth issue, the Greek printed magazine "Retro Planet" includes an interview with the Italian hardware provider ACube. The English-language original of the interview has been also published on the website of the magazine. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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12.Oct.2014
Amiga.org (Forum)


Trevor's Amiga Blog: Cyrus+-boards, boot screen and heat generation
In his current blog entry Trevor Dickinson (A-EON Technology) wrote about getting the first charge of Cyrus+-boards of Revision 2.1. A second photograph shows the boot screen of the AmigaOne X5000 and a third one documents low heat generation of the board. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Oct.2014



Aminet-Uploads until 11.10.2014
The following archives have been added to Aminet until October 11h, 2014:
OrangeFTPd-morphos.lha   comm/tcp   35K   MOS OrangeFTPd V1,2, freeware FTP...
liblzma.lha              dev/lib    691K  OS4 LZMA/XZ compression library
cdi2iso.lha              disk/misc  29K   68k Convert CDI/DiscJuggler files...
cdi2iso-ppc.lha          disk/misc  23K   WOS Convert CDI/DiscJuggler files...
f12014carset.lha         game/data  9K        2014 Car Set for F1GP Ed/Micr...
Soko4MUI_AROS.lha        game/think 2.8M  x86 Thinking game with MUI Interface
Soko4MUI_MorphOS.lha     game/think 2.8M  MOS Thinking game with MUI Interface
Soko4MUI_OS3.lha         game/think 2.6M  68k Thinking game with MUI Interface
Soko4MUI_OS4.lha         game/think 3.0M  OS4 Thinking game with MUI Interface
Ang.lha                  game/wb    32K   68k Move angles to form square sh...
Arroze.lha               game/wb    30K   68k Move arrows and get to the exit!
Dodecagon.lha            game/wb    30K   68k Connect all tiles!
AmiArcadia.lha           misc/emu   3.8M  68k Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadia_OS4.lha       misc/emu   4.1M  OS4 Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadiaMOS.lha        misc/emu   4.1M  MOS Signetics-based machines emul...
amath.lha                misc/math  846K  68k Simple command line calculator
Invasion.lha             mods/pro   188K      PT Mode: Invasion by Martians
EP_ADPCMmono.lha         mus/play   13K   68k EaglePlayer "ADPCM mono" exte...
EP_ZoundMonit.lha        mus/play   13K   68k EaglePlayer "ZoundMonitor" ex...
lz4_lib.lha              util/libs  58K   OS4 LZ4 implemented as a shared l...
lzo_lib.lha              util/libs  372K  OS4 LZO implemented as a shared l...
BenchTrash.lha           util/wb    198K  68k Global trashcan w/ CD eject &...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Oct.2014



OS4Depot-Uploads until 11.10.2014
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until October 11h, 2014:
liblzma.lha              dev/lib 691kb 4.0 LZMA/XZ compression library
perception-ime.lha       dri/inp 389kb 4.1 Perception Input Method Support
amiarcadia.lha           emu/gam 5Mb   4.0 Signetics-based machines emulator
soko4mui.lha             gam/puz 3Mb   4.0 Thinking game with MUI Interface
lz4_lib.lha              lib/mis 58kb  4.1 LZ4 implemented as a shared library
lzo_lib.lha              lib/mis 372kb 4.1 LZO implemented as a shared library
jack.lha                 uti/wor 14Mb  4.1 Multi-purpose utility for Workbench
smtube.lha               vid/pla 2Mb   4.1 Qt : direct stream + download Yo...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Oct.2014



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 11.10.2014
The following archives have been added to AROS-Archives until October 11h, 2014:
rockdodger.i386-aros.zip     gam/act 1Mb   Dodge and blow up rocks with you...
soko4mui.i386-aros.lha       gam/puz 3Mb   Thinking game with MUI Interface
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Oct.2014



MorphOS-Files-Uploads until 11.10.2014
The following archive has been added to MorphOS-Files until October 11h, 2014:
Lua Explorador           0.5     dev/too     56 Source level debugger for L...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Oct.2014



WHDLoad: New packages until 11.10.2014
Using WHDLoad,you can install games, scene demos and intros from cracking groups on your harddisk that were not compatible with anything but floppy disks. The following installers have been added until October 11th, 2014: (snx) (Translation: dr)

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