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19.Jul.2015



Aminet-Uploads until 18.07.2015
The following archives have been added to Aminet until July 18th, 2015:
ntimed.aros-i386.lha     comm/net   237K  x86 Network time synchronization ...
libebml.lha              dev/lib    1.0M  OS4 Library for parsing EBML files
libmatroska.lha          dev/lib    2.1M  OS4 Library for parsing .mkv/.mka...
WormWars.lha             game/actio 782K  68k Advanced snake game
WormWarsMOS.lha          game/actio 666K  MOS Advanced snake game
WormWars-OS4.lha         game/actio 1.0M  OS4 Advanced snake game
AfricaMOS.lha            game/board 314K  MOS Conversion of 3W board game
SagaMOS.lha              game/board 418K  MOS Conversion of TSR boardgame
ScummVM_AGA_030.lha      game/misc  4.3M  68k Amiga AGA port of ScummVM 1.5...
ScummVM_AGA_040.lha      game/misc  5.0M  68k Amiga AGA port of ScummVM 1.5...
ScummVM_AGA_060.lha      game/misc  5.9M  68k Amiga AGA port of ScummVM 1.5...
ScummVM_RTG.lha          game/misc  5.6M  68k Amiga RTG port of ScummVM 1.5.0
Abstracon.lha            game/wb    34K   68k Make a path using all spaces ...
UkooBar.lha              game/wb    32K   68k Align bars to match various p...
Wilinx.lha               game/wb    33K   68k Move a wire!
Zarro.lha                game/wb    34K   68k Move and align 4 tiles of sam...
StandardMagicWB13.lha    pix/mwb    2.1M      Standardised MagicWB Icon Set
fnv32.lha                util/cli   14K   68k Calc. 32-bit Fowler-Noll-Vo h...
DOpus4Catalogs.lha       util/dopus 94K       All catalogs for Directory Op...
MUIRoyaleSP.lha          util/libs  135K      MUI Royale 1.3 spanish catalogs
ShowFiles-sf.lha         util/shell 33K   OS4 Shows sorted & text-forma...
Romanian.lha             util/sys   1K    68k Romanian language for AmigaOS
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19.Jul.2015



OS4Depot-Uploads until 18.07.2015
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until July 18th, 2015:
libebml.lha              dev/lib 1Mb   4.0 Library for parsing EBML files
libmatroska.lha          dev/lib 2Mb   4.0 Library for parsing .mkv/.mka files
arabic_console_dev.lha   dri/inp 2Mb   4.0 An arabic console device
wormwars.lha             gam/act 1015k 4.0 Advanced snake game
showfiles.lha            uti/she 33kb  4.0 shows a sorted & text-format...
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19.Jul.2015



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 18.07.2015
The following archive has been added to AROS-Archives until July 18th, 2015:
ntimed.i386-aros.lha         net/mis 310kb Network time synchronization client
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19.Jul.2015



WHDLoad: New packages until 18.07.2015
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 July 18th, 2015:
  • 2015-07-18 updated: Corporation (Core Design) fixed to work on 68000, icons, manual and tips added (Info, Image)
  • 2015-07-17 fixed: Burning Rubber (Ocean) OCS patch redone and made 68000 compatible, timing fixed, trainers added, high score load/save (Info)
  • 2015-07-16 fixed: Escape from Colditz (Digital Magic Software) byte write to volume register fixed, keyboard handling rewritten, interrupts fixed, tunnel exit bug fixed, timing in intro fixed, blitter waits disabled on 68000 (Info)
  • 2015-07-16 updated: CJ in the USA (Code Masters/Genesis) patch rewritten and made 68000 compatible, trainers added, timing fixed, blitter wait patches disabled on 68000 machines (Info)
  • 2015-07-15 improved: Pinkie (Millennium) fixed keyboard problems on 68000 machines (Info)
  • 2015-07-15 fixed: Pinkie (Millennium) install script corrected (game binary wasn't decrunched) (Info)
  • 2015-07-14 updated: Pinkie (Millennium) patch rewritten and made 68000 compatible, works with 512k chip memory now, trainer added (Info)
  • 2015-07-14 fixed: Gobliins 2 (Cocktel Vision) patch works on 68000 machines now, using latest KickEmul (Info)
  • 2015-07-13 updated: Ghost Busters 2 (Activision) install script corrected (Info, Image)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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18.Jul.2015



amiga-news.de: Homepage shows news of the last seven days
In May the editorial staff did carry out a survey and asked the readers how many news should be presented on the homepage.

60% of the participants did declare themselves in favour of reading more news in future. Our programmer Sven Drieling now adapted the homepage according to the result of the poll: From today on amiga-news.de always shows the news of the last seven days.

Of course each reader can configure the homepage in this way he likes best: If you want to go back to the original view or even want to get presented more news, you can configure that. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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16.Jul.2015



Trademark rights: "Commodore" announced PET-Smartphone
In April the Italian Massimo Canigiani announced with his company "Commodore Business Machines Ltd.", registered in Great Britain, plans for a Commodore-Smartphone. According to wired.com Canigiani alleged having "acquired" the trademark rights of the Commodore-brand for the mobile sector in 38 countries inclusive USA.

Probably it is meant that a registration was applied: At least in the database of trademark rights of the EU there is a corresponding application for the well-known Commodore-logo. It is not known if C= Holdings, the holder of the already registered original Commodore trademark, will proceed against it.

For weeks, the new smartphone namend "PET" is promoted on its website and got feedback and adequate attention: As expected, the "PET" is not a new development, but a merchantable Android-smartphone produced in China with Commodore lettering. Meanwhile the news service 9to5Google has identified the device: The "PET" is a Orgtec WaPhone. While the original is sold for 144 US-Dollar, the Italian smartphone at least will cost 300 Dollar.

Additional to the logo, supposedly the "PET" features a second unique selling point: Emulators for C64 (VICE) and Amiga (uae4All2-SDL) are preinstalled, which the editor of Wired could not test because it was still not available. The producer said that there are talks with different software developers to get the consent to deliver some of the best games from the 1980s.

As far as we know, "Commodore Business Machines" currently does not own licences for the ROM-files which are required for an emulation. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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16.Jul.2015
Spidi (ANF)


Keyboard adapter: Sum USB for Amiga 2000 and 3000 (and 500)
After a version for the A1200, the Sum-USB-adapter was also developed for the Amiga 2000 and 3000.

Using a suitable converter it can be also used in an Amiga 500 as a video demonstrates. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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16.Jul.2015
Amiga.org (Forum)


Prototype found: Amiga Ranger
During the preparations for the 30th Anniversary Event in the cellar of the Amiga developer Dale Luck a prototype of the "Ranger" was found. Under the title link one of the organizers, Chris Collins, has published photographs.

After "Lorraine", which later became the Amiga 1000, Ranger was planned as extendable version with Zorro-slots similar to the Amiga 2000. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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15.Jul.2015
Amigaworld.net (Forum)


AROS: A week in AROS (from 06.07.15)
Weekly Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers. Among others the support of VSprites with depths more than 8 bits was introduced.

Week of July 6th:
  • intuition.library/PrintIText() no longer crashes if passed a null string pointer (jmcmullan)
  • VSprites with depths greater than 8 bits are now supported (jmcmullan)
  • Romanian language support has been added (polluks)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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15.Jul.2015
Olaf Schönweiß (ANF)


AROS: 68k-Distribution Aros Vision 2.9.4
Olaf Schönweiß' 68-AROS-distribution AROS Vision RTG 2.9.4 now can access printers which are connected to the parallel port. Further changes in this update:
  • Amiblitz updated
  • Free Pascal updated
  • Hollywood: MUI Royale updated + GL Galore
  • InstallerGen updated
  • Netsurf + Netsurf AGA updated
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15.Jul.2015
MorphZone (Webseite)


MorphOS: Software collection Chrysalis 3.9.1
Yannick 'Papiosaur' Buchy's Chrysalis is a pre-configured collection of programms, games and emulators (PDF-tutorial). Version 3.9.1 now is available for MorphOS 3.9. An unchanged basic installation of the operating system is required.

Changes in this update:
  • choice to install pack Games and pack Emulation
  • choice of the partitions for pack Games and the pack Emulation
  • updated E-UAE JIT (1.0.0)
  • updated SoundBankster (1.4)
  • updated FCEU (1.6)
  • updated Hu-Go! (1.4)
  • updated yWeather (1.10)
  • updated Sirena Player (3.00)
  • updated VAMP (1.35)
  • updated ACE (1.10)
  • updated Oricutron (1.2)
  • updated SimpleMail (1.1)
  • updated DigiBooster (3.1)
  • updated gTranslator (3.3
  • updated InstallerGen (1.2)
  • updated VoxelBird
  • updated CodeAudio (3.12)
  • updated SimpleCat (2.24)
  • updated LoView (2.90)
  • added exFAT filesystem (1.0)
  • added DAPlayer (1.12)
  • added VoxelNoid 3D
  • added Wazp3D
  • added Calimero 0.15b
  • added TwittAmiga 4
  • added AmigaMark
  • added MUIBase
  • added Stella
  • added SMBMounter 1.4
  • added NoWinED fix
  • added ShowVector 1.35
  • added Wings Battlefield demo
  • added Toram 0.6.0
  • added CRABUM SP
  • added April SP
  • added HollywoodPlayer 6.0
  • correction of paths in E-UAE scripts
Download: chrysalis.iso (725 MB) (cg) (Translation: dr)

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12.Jul.2015
Amiga.org (Webseite)


Workbench-Distribution: AmiKit 8.5
The Workbench distribution AmiKit is meant for emulators and now is available in version 8.5. The games "Flight of the Amazon Queen" and "Beneath a Steel Sky" and the complete tutorial for Directory Opus 5 as PDF-file have been added as well as updated versions of MUI4, NetSurf, EvenMore, AISS, ScummVM and WHDLoad. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Jul.2015



Aminet-Uploads until 11.07.2015
The following archives have been added to Aminet until July 11th, 2015:
ntimed.i386-aros.lha     comm/net   310K  x86 Network time synchronization ...
ntimed.lha               comm/net   331K  68k Network time synchronization ...
MCE.lha                  game/edit  1.4M  68k Multi-game Character Editor
MCE-MOS.lha              game/edit  1.5M  MOS Multi-game Character Editor
MCE-OS4.lha              game/edit  1.6M  OS4 Multi-game Character Editor
ScummVM_AGA_030.lha      game/misc  4.2M  68k Amiga AGA port of ScummVM 1.5...
StandardMagicWB10.lha    pix/mwb    1.9M      Standardised MagicWB Icon Set
EvenMore.lha             text/show  426K  68k V0.86: Freeware textviewer
EvenMore_MOS.lha         text/show  504K  MOS V0.86: Freeware Textviewer (M...
EvenMore_OS4.lha         text/show  503K  OS4 V0.86: Freeware Textviewer (OS4)
EvenMorePlugins.lha      text/show  296K      EvenMore textviewer plugins s...
DOpus4-AddDir10.lha      util/dopus 4K        ARexx: add a directory for an...
DOpus4-AddInfoDummy10... util/dopus 4K        ARexx: add dummy file for an ...
DOpus4Catalogs.lha       util/dopus 78K       All catalogs for Directory Op...
DOpus4-SeqRename10.lha   util/dopus 5K        ARexx script: sequence-rename...
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12.Jul.2015



OS4Depot-Uploads until 11.07.2015
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until July 11th, 2015:
africa.lha               gam/boa 321kb 4.0 Conversion of 3W board game
saga.lha                 gam/boa 443kb 4.0 Conversion of TSR boardgame
amicraft.lha             gam/mis 1Mb   4.0 A Minecraft like game.
mce.lha                  gam/uti 2Mb   4.0 Multi-game Character Editor
grep.lha                 uti/fil 593kb 4.0 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
evenmore.lha             uti/tex 503kb 4.0 Freeware Textviewer
smtube.lha               vid/pla 3Mb   4.1 Qt : direct stream + download Yo...
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12.Jul.2015
Amiga Future (Webseite)


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:
  • Physical Presence - Chiptune RMX
  • Harlequin - TVee Wonderland (ingame tune 5)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Jul.2015
Amiga Future (Webseite)


ACube Systems: New AmigaOS products for fans
ACube Systems has complete its online shop by three fan products: a sticker "30 years of emotion", a notepad "Remember when computing was fun" and a T-Shirt "Powered by AmigaOS". (snx) (Translation: dr)

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09.Jul.2015



Hyperion: Costel Mincea becomes third director
As a result of the bankrupt of Hyperion for a limited period, in May director Ben Hermans announced an additional director. After two days the central enterprise database of Belgium (KBO, "Kruispuntbank van Ondernemingen") has listed a third "Bestuurders" (director).

Costel Mincea is well-known under his pseudonym "Cyborg" and in the Amiga scene: For years he is working on AmigaOS 4, is member of the Aminet team and in 2006 organized a collective order for audio chips in the AmigaOne. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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08.Jul.2015
Scene World Staff (ANF)


Scene World Podcast #9 with C64 and Amiga musician Dave Lowe
The ninth issue of the podcast of the C64 disk managzine "Scene World" has invited Dave 'Uncle Art' Lowe who scored several C64 and Amiga games. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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