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23.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Interview with Martyn Brown (Team 17)
Already on 11. März on RetrogamesMaster an interview with Martyn Brown was published. He was co-founder of Team 17 which among others is well-known for its game Worms. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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23.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Hollywood: MiniHollyEdit NG 1.1
MiniHollyEdit NG written by the French programmer 'ArtBlink' is an editor for the programming language Hollywood which is implemented itself in Hollywood with the help of the plugins MUI Royale and GLGalore (screenshot). Hollywood version 4.5 at least is required.

Additional to bug fixes version 1.1 introduces syntax highlighting. Saving the source code can be done in two different formats, one of them saves also the colours. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Forum)


AmigaKit: Developers needed
Under AmigaOS 4 a library named application.library is used. Some programms which require this library are supposed to be ported to AmigaOS 3.x. Therefore AmigaKit is looking for developers who will write a new version of the application.library for AmigaOS 3.x. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Mar.2016
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AROS: A week in AROS (from 14.03.2016)
Weekly Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of March 14th:
  • Scalos is being adapted to work on 64bit (Kalamatee)
  • Work started on tool that converts images to C source (mazze)
  • RawDoFmt and FormatString functions now have a datastream definition that is working on all architectures (jmcmullan)
  • Zune prefs now has icon images for certain internal classes (mazze)
  • Work of adjusting AROS sources to GCC 6 continues (Kalamatee)
  • AROS repository reached 52000 commits
  • LazyMines game is no longer crashing on startup (mazze)
  • Italian translation for Wanderer has been fixed (impulse)
  • DiskImage GUI has been fixed to work on 64-bit (jmcmullan)
  • A crash in diskimage.device has been fixed (jmcmullan)
  • Initial seed for C library rand function calculation has been improved (Kalamatee)
  • FormatString and LocRawFoFmt has been extended with ARM anx x86_64 specific patches (jmcmullan)
  • LazyMines game have been extended with install script (polluks)
  • A bug in MUIM_List_Remove of MUI List class has been fixed (mazze)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Webseite)


AmigaOS 4: File manager Dir Me Up 2.70
Jérôme 'Glames' Senays has released an update of his commercial file manager "Dir Me Up". As usual it is free for all registered users. All others can test a limited demo version (Download). There is a tutorial in Englich and Greek provided as pdf-file.

Changes:
  • Copy / Optimization for a cut/paste operation if made on the same volume
  • Copy / The accuracy of the overall progress bar has been improved, particularly noticeable when copying a drawer
  • Copy / The available space is checked on the destination. If there is not enough space, a warning requester is displayed (ability to copy all that can be)
  • Copy / Drag&drop from the Workbench now also uses the overall progress bar
  • Copy / The end notification now specifies if it's a copy or a move operation
  • Copy / Free space is updated for the affected volumes after a copy or move
  • Deletion / The available space on a volume is updated after deletion
  • Miscellaneous / It now displays the available memory for RAM: volume
  • Translation / Spanish, Italian and German translations completed
  • Compilation with the latest public available SDK (53.30)
  • Prefs / .pb extension (PureBasic) added as source
  • Prefs / .tiff extension added as image
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Mar.2016
Andreas Falkenhahn (ANF)


Hollywood: APK-compiler 1.2 for Windows
Press release: Airsoft Softwair, the hardest working men in code business, are back on your screen with a late night release: The Hollywood APK Compiler 1.2 (amiga-news.de reported). This version contains two major new features: It's possible now to link Hollywood plugins into your APK files and it's also possible to link Android assets with the Hollywood APK Compiler and access them later from your Hollywood script using new Hollywood 6.1 APIs. Finally, the Hollywood APK Compiler is now compatible with the latest version of the Android NDK. The Hollywood APK Compiler 1.2 is now available for download for all registered users from the restricted download area.

(snx) (Translation: dr)

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20.Mar.2016



Aminet-Uploads until 19.03.2016
The following archive has been added to Aminet until March 19th, 2016:
seta1final.lha           driver/oth 9K    OS4 Tweak the AmigaOne SE/XE hard...
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20.Mar.2016



OS4Depot-Uploads until 19.03.2016
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until March 19th, 2016:
seta1.lha                dri/mis 9kb   4.0 Tweak the AmigaOne SE/XE hardware
scummvm.lha              gam/adv 17Mb  4.1 2D Point-and-Click adventure int...
scummvm-src.zip          gam/adv 29Mb  4.1 ScummVM Source
afnews.lha               net/new 1Mb   4.0 Amiga Future Everywhere AmigaOS 4
tierlexikon.lha          off/dat 94Mb  4.1 Simple Animal-Database done with...
scummvm-tools.lha        uti/fil 3Mb   4.1 ScummVM Tools
scummvm-tools-src.zip    uti/fil 1Mb   4.1 ScummVM Tools Source
jack.lha                 uti/wor 4Mb   4.1 A fantastic AppStore for AmigaOS
clipgrab.lha             vid/mis 1Mb   4.1 Qt Download videos from YouTube
smtube.lha               vid/pla 3Mb   4.1 Qt : direct stream + download Yo...
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20.Mar.2016



WHDLoad: New archives until 19.03.2016
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 March 19th, 2016:
  • 2016-03-19 improved: Peace in the Gulf (Animators) Bplcon0 color bit fixes, some blitter waits added (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-19 improved: Music Party 1990 (Cryptoburners) Bplcon0 color bit fix, install script updated (Info)
  • 2016-03-18 improved: Musicland 2 (Brainstorm) Bplcon0 color bit fix (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-18 improved: Musicland (Brainstorm) Bplcon0 color bit fixes, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-17 updated: The Dogs Cogs (Nerve Axis) patch redone, uses real files, Bplcon0 color bit fixes, decruncher relocated, source included (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-16 improved: Crystal Symphonies 2 (Phenomena) illegal copperlist entries fixed, 68000 quitkey support, source included, new install script (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-16 improved: Crystal Symphonies (Phenomena, Scoopex, Rebels) Bplcon0 color bit fix, 68000 quitkey support, source included, new install script (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-16 improved: Hymn 633 (Damage) some more Bplcon0 color bit fixes (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul (LSD) write to INTREQR fixed, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: The Triple Breasted Whore of Eroticon 6 (LSD) odd address copperlists disabled, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: Total Kaos (LSD) Bplcon0 color bit fix, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: Techno Warrior (LSD) Bplcon0 color bit fix, wrong CIA access fixed, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-15 improved: Grapevine Megamix (LSD) some more odd address copperlists disabled (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Absolute Swedish (Phew! Productions) WHDLoad v17+ features (config) used (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Animotion (Phenomena) illegal out of bounds blit fixed, a few more blitter waits added (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Sound De Light (Software of Sweden) 2 more byte writes to volume register fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-14 improved: Megademo (Software of Sweden) illegal copperlist entries fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Megademo (Phenomena) byte write to VPOSW fixed, more blitter waits added, more Bplcon0 color bit fixes, out of bounds blit fixed, some wrong blitter wait patches corrected, illegal copperlist entries fixed, some more byte writes to volume register fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Music Compacting 2 (Zylon & Alpha Flight) some more Bplcon0 color bit fixes (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Autumn Nights (Palace) copperlist termination fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Amplifier II (Dimension 4) copperlist problem fixed (Info, Image)
  • 2016-03-13 improved: Audio Violation (Defekt) copperlist problems fixed, missing source added (Info, Image)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Information website: AskAmiga
On AskAmiga.com questions and answers about the Amiga are collected. You can also search the website for certain solutions. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Neurobiology: Bewegungsdetektor 2.0
"Bewegungsdetektor", written by Ulrich Beckers, "is a software to simulate and learn about the elementary motion detector (EMD) proposed by B. Hassenstein and W. Reichardt (1956)." (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Mar.2016
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


PDF-Magazine: REV'n'GE 51 (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:
Italian
English (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Forum)


Ars Technica: A history of the Amiga, part 9
In its nineth issue, Jeremy Reimer wrote about Video Toaster in his series "A history of the Amiga" which since 2007 has been published on Ars Technica. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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16.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Magazine: Commodore Free, issue 91
"Commodore Free" is a free, English-language magazine about Commodore and Amiga computers, which is available in different formats - among others as HTML-version and as C64-Diskmag. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2016
AROS-Exec (Forum)


AROS: A week in AROS (from 07.03.2016)
Weekly Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of March 7th:
  • Moves of MUI Windows are no longer wrongly interpreted as resizes (stegerg)
  • Internal MUI classes in Zune preferences now have a default picture (mazze)
  • Work on switching AROS to GCC 6+ started (Kalamatee)
  • Complete AROS sources are beeing adjusted to work with GCC 6.0 (Kalamatee)
  • Complete Contrib and Ports sources are beeing adjusted to work with GCC 6.0 (Kalamatee)
  • Memory leak in Zune preferences related to icon images fixed (mazze)
  • Blits on AROS Amiga RTG driver in cases of simple copies have been speed up (stegerg)
  • AROS Amiga RTG driver has been extended to handle bitmaps outside of VRAM (stegerg)
  • Autodocs documentation has been updated from source code (mazze)
  • FAT filesystem handler is now fully ROMable (jmcmullan)
  • Definition of TagItem has been corrected to work on AROS x86_64 (Kalamatee)
  • A possible overflow in BltTemplate function of graphics.library has been fixed (stegerg)
  • Value range in AROS Amiga RTG driver in PutTemplate method has been fixed (stegerg)
  • A fix for passing wrong value of Screen in Wanderer has been implemented (Kalamatee)
  • Stability of AROS Amiga RTG driver improved by adding locking (stegerg)
  • Blocker issue causing wrong optimization in intuition.library under GCC 6.0 has been found and fixed (Kalamatee)
  • Register-spill issue for ScalePixelArray function under 68k has been worked around (jmcmullan)
  • Boot delay for USB boot devices now works correctly (Kalamatee)
  • Bug related to write commands in FFS file system and partition.library has been fixed (Kalamatee)
  • Correctly preserve A5 register on 68k when compiling with GCC 6.0 (jmcmullan)
  • FKey commodity can now execute AREXX scripts (mazze)
  • A bug in color mapping has been fixed (stegerg)
  • Next round of x86_64 fixes in FryingPan has been implemented (Kalamatee)
  • A bug has been fixed in LUA MUI library (Kalamatee)
  • Memory trashing bug has been fixed in XAD CAB library (Kalamatee)
  • LZO library has been updated to version 2.09 (Kalamatee)
  • Scout, Wazp3D, BWins class and Scalos has had bugs related to 64-bit compatibility fixed (Kalamatee)
  • ATA driver no longer crashes on 68k under low memory condition (jmcmullan)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Forum)


MorphOS: Software collection Chrysalis 3.9.2
Yannick 'Papiosaur' Buchy's Chrysalis is a preconfigured collection of programms, games and emulators (PDF description) and now is available in version 3.9.2 for MorphOS 3.9. An unchanged basic installation of the operating system is required.

Changes:
  • Added AmigaRacer (2.9) - AmigaTec.com
  • Added Aurus skin - Jambalah
  • Added RecenFiles 1.1 - OnyxSoft
  • Added NetFS 1.0 - OffseT
  • Added VintageViewer - Templario
  • Added VintageSongPlayer (anciennement SirenaPlayer) - Templario
  • Added PintorWeb (2.0) - Templario
  • Added nouvaux fonds d'écran - The Bucheron
  • Added new drawer icons (Add-on) - The Bucheron
  • Added PicShow (visualisateur par défaut) - Thomas Rapp
  • Added FPSE plugins - BSzili
  • Added Google Drive Handler (0.4) - Norbert Kett
  • Added a mimetype to compress directly one file to LHA - Beworld
  • Updated LAME (3.99.5) dans CodeAudio/Bin - Harry Sintonen
  • Updated de VAMP (1.40) - Templario
  • Updated AnimWebConverter (2.35) - Templario
  • Updated ACE (1.11) - OffseT
  • Updated AmIRC (3.6.2) - Henes
  • Updated SimpleMail (0.42) - SimpleMail Team and Henes
  • Updated SimpleCat (3.25) - Geit
  • Updated FPSE (0.10.6) - Mathias "AmiDog" Roslund
  • Updated Grunch (2.18) - Geit
  • Updated Toram (0.8.0) - Guillermo 'Deuteros' Amat
  • Updated MUIBase (3.2) - Steffen Gutmann
  • Updated Calimero (2.5) - pegasossigi
  • Updated InstallerGen (1.4) - Daedalus
  • Updated LoView (2.91) - Simone 'Tuxedo' Monsignori
  • Installation script improved - Beworld
  • Correction in Crabum menu - nerumo
  • Twins .catalog files deleted - Beworld
  • AmRSS configuration file updated (new websites) - Beworld
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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15.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Webseite)


Emulator: iUAE 1.1 for iOS
After about two years the implementation of the Amiga emulator UAE for Apple's iOS-devices has been updated. As usual iUAE is available on Cydia. Owners of a Mac-OS-X computer can also install the programm without jailbreak via Sideload to the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch by compiling the source code for themselves.

New features:
  • Support for Multiple Configurations
  • Completely Redesigned OnScreen Joypad (Supports Up To Four Programmable Buttons now)
  • Map Amiga Keyboard Buttons to Physical Joypad or Onscreen Joypad
  • New GUI
  • Configurable Onscreen Buttons to Map Keyboard Buttons (Thanks SimonToens)
  • Support for df2 to df4 (Thanks Simontoens)
  • Roms and Adf files can now be copied using Itunes (Thanks SimonToens)
  • Various Crash fixes. Chaos Engine now runs. Turrican 2 is more stable (Thanks SimonTones)
  • Enabled Sprite To Sprite Collision Detection. Games Like Archon and Gravity Force run now (Thanks Mithendral)
  • Several New Options for Display Settings
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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14.Mar.2016
Floppy (Kommentar)


AROS-Distribution: Icaros Desktop 2.1
In version 2.1 of Paolo Besser's AROS-distribution Icaros Desktop several bugs have been fixed and new versions of applications added - e.g. a new version of the web browser Odyssey which now supports HTML-5-videos.

Drivers for NTFS-3G and exFAT partitions have been completed as well. Additionally it is possible to access (read) Google-Drive accounts. Icaros Desktop adds a preference programm written in Lua for configuring it in a more comfortable way (screenshot).

Changes:
  • Writing to a NTFS partition
  • Updated OWB to version 1.25, build from march 2016: Youtube, Vimeo and other similar sites are now supported (HTML5 video)
  • Updated DirectoryOpus 5 "Magellan" to latest release
  • Added a lot of development libraries
  • Added GoogleDrive Handler (allows read only access)
  • Added configuration tool for GoogleDrive handler
  • Added Filesysbox library
  • Added NTFS-3G handler (supports Windows NTFS partitions up to Windows 10/2016)
  • Added EX-FAT handler (for larger, modern VFAT volumes)
  • Improved help pictures for Magellan interface
  • Added SNUG HTTP server to network startup daemons, and you can now access MyWokspace files with a browser
  • Enhanced AmiBridge's "Amiga as a service"
  • Ignition M68K running on x86 desktop
  • Updated PortablE to latest release
  • Updated FPC to latest release
  • Updated ZuneView to latest release
  • Cleaned up GRUB2 boot menu
  • Restored "complete" user manual and updated to version 2.1
  • Applications: updated Amath, EdiSyn, metaDiary, RPNScientific
  • Benchmarks: added Water, updated GLMark
  • New Demoscene folder in Extras with Fract and Timeless
  • Design: fixed GrafX2, updated ThemeEdit
  • Filesystem: updated Scalos, Unarc
  • Games: updated/fixed Ri-Li, added RotateGear, Skunks (OpenGL)
  • Media editors: added FFMPEG, ImageMagick
  • Misc: added meteData, RFT-Riddle
  • Networking: added toram
  • Updated AROS system files to Jan 6th, 2016
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