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24.Jul.2015
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


Creating installer scripts: InstallerGen 1.3
Using InstallerGen, developers can easily write installation scripts for their programms for the Commodore-Installer. The programm has a MUI-interface. AmigaOS 3.x as well as the MUI-class NList.mcc are required.

Version 1.3 mainly fixes bugs but also introduces drag & drop support and bubble help. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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22.Jul.2015
sp332 / Hacker News (ANF)


DeluxePaint: Source code of version I released
With permission of Electronic Arts, under the title link the "Computer History Museum" has released the source code of version I of DeluxePaint from 1986 for non-commercial use. It consists of 89 files with almost 17.000 lines in C and 474 KB text. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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22.Jul.2015
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Kickstarter project: New A1200 case
Under the title link Philippe Lang ask for your reward to achieve 125.000 Euro being able then to make a professional replacement case for the Amiga 1200. Additional to differnt colours available for the case, there are also some improvements:
  • CompactFlash slot over the PCMCIA, compatible to Kipper2K-adapter
  • Expansion trapdoor and screw holes for 4-cm-fan
  • Rear trapdoor for HDMI and DVI (and probably for VGA as well)
  • Removable trapdoor for easier integration of SD-HxC floppy emulator: On the top of the case, between function keys and the 3 activity leds
  • Two USB-slots

A case will cost 79 Euro. Additionally there are some special editions. The Kickstarter project will be finished on August 20th. So far orders in the amount of 14.000 Euro were confirmend. As so called "stretch goals" you can choose any colour you want and new keyboards and keys will be added for each additional ten thousand Euro which are donated. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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21.Jul.2015
Amiga Future (Webseite)


AmiModRadio: Player for Aminet music moduls
On Aminet, currently 20.544 music moduls were archived. AmiModRadio downloads, extracts and plays the open-source programm. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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20.Jul.2015
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Interview with Jérôme Senays (French)
Under the title link you can find the French speaking interview with Jérôme 'Glames' Senays (Boing Attitude). Among others he talked about that he has not planned any new projects due to the low income by the Amiga programms and that he did not get any money by Amiga Inc. for writing the PocketPC version of his game "Word me up". (snx) (Translation: dr)

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20.Jul.2015
Carsten Siegner (ANF)


MorphOS: Calimero 0.16
Carsten Siegner's word processing software Calimero is still in development. Beta version 0.16 now can create vector graphics. They can be manually drawn, put together from different structures or can be created based on raster graphics and then saved in SVG-format.

A screenshot demonstrates the new function "Custom Object". The presented raster graphic then was converted into a vector graphic (herz.svg).

Download: Calimero_beta_0.16.lha (9 MB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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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
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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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 (ae4All2-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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