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25.Jun.2017
Amiga.org (Forum)


Clockport expander: Revision C available
Using Matthias Münch's Clockport Expander it is possible to connect up to four extensions to the clockport of the Amiga 1200. The latest Revision C was adapted to the Flickerfixer of the Indivision AGA Mk2cr and is available in the stores. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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25.Jun.2017



WHDLoad: New installers until 24.06.2017
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 installer has been added until June 24th, 2017:
  • 2017-06-24 fixed: Sim Ant (Maxis) Access fault fixed (happened when loading/saving a game) (Info)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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24.Jun.2017
M.C. Battilana (E-Mail)


Cloanto: Amiga Forever 7 and C64 Forever 7
Press release: June 23, 2017 - Cloanto released today Amiga Forever 7 and C64 Forever 7, the latest versions of the official Commodore/Amiga preservation, emulation and support suites for Windows. The new editions are the result of more than 18 months of uninterrupted work since the previous major release. The active code base now consists of more than half a million lines written by Cloanto, in addition to OS components and independent open source modules of which Cloanto too is a grateful and active contributor.

New features include the ability to autostart the PC into any Amiga configuration, enhanced PowerPC emulation support, custom content folders and playlists, and a "playerless" title playback, preview and editing experience.

By opening up to new ways to manage and access more content, Amiga Forever 7 follows in the footsteps of Cloanto's tradition of disruptive innovation. Emulation and preservation enthusiasts can not only work better and faster than before, but also enjoy additional degrees of freedom, as Amiga Forever encourages the curation of self-contained titles that are designed for long-term access, without being bound to a database or to a single player interface or version. Any title, no matter whether it's a "Classic" Amiga, a PowerPC system, or an 8-bit system (with C64 Forever installed), can now be played back from Windows File Explorer, or by booting the Windows PC into it, without ever launching Amiga Forever, if so desired.

More than in the previous few versions, a substantial amount of work was done under the hood to keep things simple on the surface, yet without limiting possibilities. "We worked very hard to raise the quality bar on all fronts, no matter whether you use Amiga Forever for your own enjoyment, to entertain your friends by surprise-booting a PC into an Amiga or C64, or to start an educational journey with your children or grandchildren."

"The level of improvements and refinements on the input front alone is beyond the scale of what would normally be invested in a project like this," said Cloanto's Mike Battilana. "Months at a time were spent to optimally blend the different features and needs of PC-side game controllers and keyboards with the emulated counterparts. A dedicated group of joystick-armed beta testers kept providing valuable feedback, as even Microsoft engineers helped us best support the latest Xbox controllers. Quite a few DirectInput and XInput API bugs were marked for resolution in the process, again illustrating how demanding the emulation universe can be."

General (screenshot) and title-specific (screenshot) input options work hand in hand to enable maximum personalization without unnecessarily reducing title portability, while providing precious information for future touch-enabled playback. Xbox, X-Arcade and I-PAC controllers, and arbitrary keyboard layouts are supported out of the box. Host-side buttons can be assigned to guest-side keys and vice versa, e.g. to use joystick-controlled games on modern systems without a joystick. Virtual buttons make it possible to use modern controller buttons to trigger events that would have required pressing a key like Space or Enter in an Amiga game, or to play CBM 8-bit titles originally designed for keyboard-only use.

Dead keys, double-dead keys, deadable keys, anyone? Amiga Forever knows about all those Amiga keyboard details, and seamlessly integrates them with the modern Unicode world, so that clipboard and keyboard input always work as expected. 8-bit systems were not left behind either, with support for multilingual ROMs in C64 Forever, and systems like the VIC 20, VIC 1001 and C64 even featuring Japanese configurations.

"In spite of the occasional technical prowess, we see the result more as a form of art. We are still aiming for the same excellence and beauty in computing which made us feel so at home with the Amiga and its community in the 1980s and 1990s. As we once again thank our generous customers and contributors for allowing us to keep working on these projects, we invite all Amiga friends to keep engaging with us at events, online and by signing up at Cloanto.org."

Amiga Forever 7 is available now in three editions:
  • Value-Edition (downloadable installer)
  • Plus-Edition (downloadable installer with option to build DVD ISO image)
  • Premium-Edition (downloadable Plus Edition, plus boxed software and additional videos on 3 DVDs)
C64 Forever 7 is available now in three editions: Both packages recognize and work with each other, with options to merge the different platforms into the same interface. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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24.Jun.2017
Michael Rupp (ANF)


Javascript: TAWS - The Amiga Workbench Simulation 0.27
TAWS ("The Amiga Workbench Simulation") is a Javascript simulation of the Amiga-Workbench 1.0 - 4.1 for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Apple-WebKit-Browser (including Odyssey).

Any kind of feedback the author would very appreciate. He still is searching for support for the French translation. His work can be supported by a little donation from inside TAWS.

After launching TAWS, the "History (english)" of version 0.27 can be found in the folder "System/TAWS" on the Workbench.

(snx) (Translation: dr)

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22.Jun.2017
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Event: Pictures and videos from the Pacific Commodore Expo NW (USA)
On June 10th and 11th in Seattle, situated in the US state of Washington, the Pacific Commodore Expo NW took place. Robert Bernardo has published pictures and videos from the event: (snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Jun.2017
ANF


Vampire: Videos about integration of AGA chipset into Apollo core
Under the title link during the last days some videos have been published which demonstrate the progresses "on the integration of the AGA chipset into the Apollo core" of the FPGA accelerator board Vampire. The video signal is carried on HDMI. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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18.Jun.2017
Andreas Magerl (ANF)


Print magazine: Amiga Future 127 - preview and extracts
A preview and extracts from issue 127 (July/August 2017) of Amiga Future have been released today. Among other things, this issue features a review to Prisma Megamix, a preview to Powerglove and a report of the Revision 2017. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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18.Jun.2017
ANF


Emulator: WinUAE 3.5.0
Version 3.5.0 of the Amiga emulator WinUAE has been released. In addition to the preview, the emulation of the extensions Comspec SA-1000, California Access Malibu, DKB RapidFire and M-Tec AT-500 Megabody have been added. The Masoboshi MasterCard has been completely implemented (including DMA). (snx) (Translation: dr)

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18.Jun.2017
ANF


Free Pascal: Online compiler
Marcus 'ALB42' Sackrow has established a website, which can write and compile Free-Pascal source code of all Amiga systems. This site is available in two different versions:
  • This version includes an editor written in Javascript featuring syntax highlighting and other functions for modern browsers like e.g. OWB under MorphOS.
  • That second version is based on simple HTML and should also work in older browsers like IBrowse.
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ShellUpdate.lha          util/boot  131K  68k Update Os 3.9 BB2 Shell to 45...
SplitMOD.lha             util/cli   1K    68k Tool to split tracker modules
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15.Jun.2017
Spidi (ANF)


Retro 7-bit: CD³² extension announced
After Retro 7-bit has announced the accelerator board Wicher 500i for Amiga 500/500+ computer systems (amiga-news.de reported), on the website of the Polish company now an extension for the Amiga CD³² is announced. The "CD³² Expansion Slot" provides two 182 pin slots for extension cards as well as a VGA port for the 15-KHz-RGB-signal of the Amiga. Future application examples could be a memory extension or a MPEG decoder. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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13.Jun.2017
Pascal Papara (ANF)


AROS: AEROS 5.0 beta 1 for Orange Pi Lite available to registered customers
Registered customers of Pascal Papara's Linux-hosted AROS distribution AEROS can download a trial version for the Orange Pi Lite (screenshot). The version AEROS 5.0 beta 1 offers an updated Linux base, new AROS files based on the indieGO!-version and optionally an automatic participation in the common Verium-Miningpool.

Since the Orange Pi Lite is equipped with only 512 MB RAM, a fast MicroSD card as swap partition as well as the browser NetSurf are recommended. If you want to visit more complex websites, you may use Midori. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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