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17.-18.09.16 • Classic Computing 2016 • Nordhorn (Germany)
08.-09.10.16 • AmiWest 2016 • Sacramento (USA)
28.-30.10.16 • Amiga-Meeting Nord • Bad Bramstedt (Germany)
26.-27.11.16 • Retropulsiv 8.0 • Augsburg (Germany)

20.Aug.2016



Screenshot of original BoingBall-Demo
There are different versions of the famous "Boingball-Demo". Again and again collectors are trying to find the oldest and "only real" one. Since the events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Amiga it is known that the first version of the demo contained a text in the background which an old screenshot proves:


Amiga user Pentad found the screenshot in the September issue of the Amercian magazine "Compute!" from 1985. According to Mical's report after the acquisition by Commodore, the Amiga developers were told to remove the logo "Amiga Computer, Inc" - and in protest against it they did not wrote a different one. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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20.Aug.2016
Carsten Siegner (ANF)


MorphOS: DTP programm Calimero 3.5
Carsten Siegner's DTP proramm Calimero now can handle automatic hyphenation. Libraries for the German and English language are provided but you can also install other ones.


The second screenshot shows the rendering of barcodes: Calimero now can handle about 100 different kind of barcodes (e.g. EAN, ISBN, QR-Code, Maxi-Code). (cg) (Translation: dr)

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20.Aug.2016



Italian assembler coding course as book and free e-Book
In the early 90s, Fabio Ciucci alias "Randy of RamJam" sold an Italian assembler coding course on disks. A slightly reworked version he now offers as download under the GNU GPL. A printed version you can buy at lulu.com for 25 Euro (plus taxes and shipping). (cg) (Translation: dr)

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19.Aug.2016



Assembler sources of scene group "Agile"
A member of the former Amiga group Agile has released some of his old sources on Github, among others crack intros as well as some demo effects. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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18.Aug.2016



Hexen II - Hammer of Thyrion (uHexen2 1.5.8) for AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS
Szilárd 'BSzili' Biró has ported the engine of the FPS classic Hexen II to AmigaOS 3, MorphOS and AROS. The engine uHexen2 as well as the corresponding game data of the Shareware version are available on sourceforge.net. Warp 3D is supported via MiniGL and StormMesa but a software renderer is available as well. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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18.Aug.2016
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


PDF-Magazine: REV'n'GE 61 (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.

Among others the latest issue includes articles about the Amiga games "Innocent Until Caught", "Heart of China" and "Center Court: Tennis".

Download sites:
Italian
English (snx) (Translation: dr)

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15.Aug.2016



Jump'n Run: Super Robin
The Jump'n Run game "Super Robin" (Video) written by Chris Clarke was created with the Reality Game Engine. In each of the 32 levels you have to collect all fruit and then to get to the exit.

Additional to teleporter doors and switches (push up on your joystick and then press fire), there are also bonus levels, which can be accessed at the end pf a level.

The author used the Reality Game Engine because compared to e.g. Backbone it has some benefits. Obviously it has also some flaws and limitations which he mentioned:
  • Occasionally some graphic glitch on the enemy sprites in the training mode
  • The main sprite will not be changed. Reality does include a hotspot editor but there are no instructions available on how to use or implement this.
  • Only one in game music tune can be used throughout the game.
  • The disk version the game would sometimes crash after a particular level.
Super Robin requires any Amiga with at least 2 MB RAM. A version for CD32 is also offered.

Downloads:

Robin_adf.zip (1 MB)
Super Robin CD32.zip (2 MB) (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Aug.2016



Interview: Steve Hammond (DMA Design)
The blog "Retro Video Gamer" has interviewed Steve Hammond, who is one founder DMA Design who among others was responsible for the story of Hired Guns and collaborated in Lemmings 2. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Aug.2016



Boulder Dash clone: Full version of Robouldix for free download
In 1993 the Boulder Dash clone Robouldix was released as "Payware" (Shareware). Robouldix offers about 150 levels and an optional two player mode. On a separate website, the authors offer the game the full version for free download.


The team currently is about to assemble the game again and to fixes some bugs: Among others levels 134 and 135 are considered to be unsolvable. There is already a list including all paswords for the single player mode. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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15.Aug.2016



Aminet-Uploads until 13.08.2016
The following packages have been added to the Aminet until August 13th, 2016:
GoFetch_122.lha          comm/net   57K   68k recompiled and optimized with...
Prawda_Magic__No1_199... demo/mag   514K  68k A mixed German/English diskma...
Prawda_Vega_No1_1993.zip demo/mag   395K  68k A polish diskmag by Vega (1993)
Prawda_Vega_No2_1993.zip demo/mag   743K  68k A polish diskmag by Vega (1993)
Afinder12.lha            dev/misc   2K    68k Address Finder an old forgott...
Goldmine.adf             game/actio 880K  68k Clone of Oil's Well (C64), le...
TBE-Preview.lha          game/demo  813K  68k The Big End unreleased Game f...
Raid_Over_Moscow.zip     game/shoot 570K  68k Unfinished remake of the C64 ...
Lepani.adf               game/think 880K  68k Guide three fellas with diff....
Smart.zip                game/think 539K  68k Sokoban with explosions
Hercules.lha             misc/emu   5.2M  MOS The S/370, ESA/390 and z/Arch...
JetAnim.lha              pix/anim   7.4M      Jet animation in DPaint
Uedit4k2.lha             text/edit  3.4M  68k Programmable Texteditor for P...
unz550xA.lha             util/arc   137K  68k portable UnZip, source included
NOMAD_Boot.lha           util/boot  4K    68k Little Bootblock-Util Installer
Preferences.lha          util/wb    1.5M  OS4 Prefs window for starting OS ...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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14.Aug.2016



OS4Depot-Uploads until 13.08.2016
The following packages have been added to the OS4Depot until August 13th, 2016:
amigaracer.lha           gam/dri 83Mb  4.1 A Lotus Turbo Challenge game alike
2picpuzzle.lha           gam/puz 3Mb   4.0 Simple puzzle game (Hollywood 4)
xump.lha                 gam/puz 2Mb   4.0 Screen puzzle game
awc.lha                  gra/mis 2Mb   4.0 A web anim tool
codesets.lha             lib/mis 631kb 4.0 Library for handling codesets an...
mcc_betterstring.lha     lib/mui 310kb 4.0 BetterString custom class for MUI
mcc_nlist.lha            lib/mui 2Mb   4.0 NList custom classes for MUI
mcc_texteditor.lha       lib/mui 836kb 4.0 TextEditor custom class for MUI
mcc_thebar.lha           lib/mui 2Mb   4.0 The MUI Toolbar custom class
openurl.lha              net/mis 513kb 4.0 Get that URL!
preferences.lha          uti/wor 2Mb   4.0 Prefs window for starting differ...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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14.Aug.2016



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 13.08.2016
The following packages have been added to the AROS-Archives until August 13th, 2016:
apoolgl.i386-aros.zip        gam/spo 2Mb   OpenGL pool game updated to v1.0
clicolor.aros.zip            uti/she 23kb  AROS dos script to switch shell ...
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14.Aug.2016



WHDLoad: New installers 13.08.2016
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 August 13th, 2016:
  • 2016-08-13 fixed: Myth (System 3) wrong blitter wait patch fixed, some more delays added (Info)
  • 2016-08-12 improved: Myth (System 3) timing fixed, delay for loading texts added, some more blitter waits added, trainer added, WHDLoad v17+ features used, keyboard routine fixed and 68000 quitkey support added (Info)
  • 2016-08-11 updated: Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (Audiogenic) patch redone, 68000 quitkey support, Bplcon0 color bit fixes, WHDLoad v17+ features used, source code included (Info)
  • 2016-08-10 updated: Star Wars (Lucasfilm Games/Domark) patch redone, all X-Wing guns are now displayed, timing fixed, new install script, source code included (Info)
  • 2016-08-09 improved: TV Sports Football (Cinemaware) timing fix changed, 3 options to select game speed are now available (Info)
  • 2016-08-08 improved: Pastel Vanilla (Nova) 68000 quitkey support, new install script, source code included (Info, Image)
  • 2016-08-08 improved: TV Sports Football (Cinemaware) timing fixed, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info)
  • 2016-08-08 improved: Terminator 2 - Arcade Game (Virgin) minor problem with level selector fixed (Info)
  • 2016-08-07 updated: Bangkok Knights (System 3) patch redone, all OS stuff patched, timing fixed, source code included (Info)
  • 2016-08-07 improved: Ferrari Formula One (Electronic Arts) another version supported, lots of nice icons by Irek added (Info)
  • 2016-08-07 improved: Jurassic Park (Ocean) trainer added, fixed crash in OCS slave (Info)
  • 2016-08-07 fixed: Hole In One (Digitek) needs WHDLoad 17+, quitkey works on 68000 now, Manual & Boxicon added (Info)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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13.Aug.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


AmigaRemix: New songs added
AmigaRemix has published new mixes of well-known soundtracks fn Amiga games as MP3-files. Since our last news item, the following songs have been added:
  • Turrican 2 - The wall [EXON Version]
  • Turrican 2 - The Desert Rocks [EXON Remake]
  • Assassin Special Edition - Title
  • Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 - Title remix
  • Agony - Loading Mountain (Breathless RMX)
  • Turrican 2 - The Greath Bath
  • Pinball Dreams - Beatbox Theme (daXX Remix)
  • Human Target (daXX Remix)
  • Monday (Maf remake)
  • Another World Ending (Another Rebelcitizen Ending Remix)
  • Lotus III Intro [daXX 2016 Remix]
  • Lemmings 1 (Pachelbel´s Canon)
  • Vivamin-E (Grasshopper's Chillstep Edit)
  • 3D Demo (Part 1) - Blow ya nose (NOW!)
  • 3D Demo (Part 2) [daXX Remix]
  • Super Stardust - Special Mission 1
  • Alien Breed - Tower Assault Remix
  • Hero Quest - Gloom
  • D-Mob Music Disc 3 [daXX ReMegamixed]
  • Over The Net
  • WorldCup 90 (Genias)
  • Hero Quest ingame (metal remix)
  • Turrican 2 level 5-1
  • Wrath Of The Demon (Requiem Remix 2016)
  • Turrican - Trance Remix V2
  • Lupo Alberto Stage 2
  • Enigma - A Final Hyperbase (Dremix Remix)
  • Ultima VI - Introduction
  • Fantasy World Dizzy (EDM Mix)
  • Risky Woods Menu Track - Remake
  • Lotus 3 - Metal Machine - Title [VGO remake]
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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13.Aug.2016
Andreas Magerl (ANF)


Event: Amiga Future at Gamescom / Archive DVD 3
Press release: Amiga Future is on board at this year's Gamescom in Cologne from August 18 to 21, 2016. You can find us in the retro section of the event.

Besides the Amiga Future magazine at Gamescom we will also offer for the first time the Amiga Future Archive DVD 3. It includes the following issues of Amiga Future as PDF files: 11-115 german, 67-115 english. We will also offer a free poster and stickers (while stock lasts). We are looking forward to see you at the Gamescom.

Orders in our online shop can not be processed from now till August 23. This also applies to download orders. Thanks for your understanding. We will do our best to process all orders after the show in record time. Also e-mails can not be answered in time. But you can reach us by mobile phone and WhatsApp. Also we will post pictures and information for you on the Amiga Future Facebook page. (snx)

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13.Aug.2016



Game engines for DOS games Catacomb 3D and Keen Dreams
Szilárd 'BSzili' Biró has released ports of the engines of Catacomb 3D - which is the (technical) prequel of Wolfenstein 3D - as well as of the jump'n run game Commander Keen: Keen Dreams. The engines always need the level data of the original versions.

Additional to the original "Catacomb 3D", there is also the sequels "The Catacomb Abyss", "Curse of the Catacombs" (aka "Catacomb Armageddon") and "Terror of the Catacombs" (aka "Catacomb Apocalypse"). Although all five (Commander Keen included) games are in one Github archive, Biró has provided a separate executable for each game. The author recommends a 68030 processor, Commander Keen works with 2 MB RAM.

Commander Keen - Keen Dreams: Catacomb 3D: The Catacomb Abyss: Catacomb Armageddon: Catacomb Apokalypse: The full version of Commander Keen: Keen Dreams is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux on Steam, the full versions of all Catacombs games are available at gog.com in the Catacombs Pack. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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12.Aug.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


AmigaOS 4: Qt 4.7 0.9.2 and JuffEd update
The native port of the C++ aplication framework Qt for AmigaOS 4 has been updated. The update fixes several bugs concerning the Final Edition of AmigaOS 4.1 as well as some of some programms like Wally and JuffEd. JuffEd is a text editor, which can be also found under the title link. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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12.Aug.2016
Pascal Papara (ANF)


AROS: AEROS 4.0.1 for Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3
Pascal Papara's Linux-hosted AROS-distribution AEROS is available to all registered users as version 4.0.1 for all three generations of the ARM-based, credit card-sized single-board computer Raspberry Pi (screenshot). An English-language tutorial is available as PDF file.

Additional to new versions of the emulator uae4arm and of the Linux kernel, the update provides support for the file system exFAT as well as on the Pi 3 data transfer via Bluetooth (Linux). (snx) (Translation: dr)

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