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20.Apr.2016
a1k.org (Webseite)


FPGA Expansion: GRETA for Amiga 500
GRETA is supposed to expand an Amiga 500 by 8 MB SDRAM, an ethernet controller as well as a port for MicroSD cards and a freely usable I/O-port. It seems that the development of the board has been finished but since 2013 obviously the programming of the FPGA was not continued: Currently GRETA only offers additional memory. All other features still have to be programmed. The documentation of the projects are available on Github under the GNU General Public License. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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20.Apr.2016



Brian Bagnall: Information on preorders of "Commodore - The Amiga Years"
In an article on amiga.org, author Brian Bagnall has pointed out that the second part of his Commodore biography which was financed by Kickstarter has delayed a lot so that his distributor recommended to cancel the original 2015 Amiga book. If you have preordered it at a dealer you will soon got informed that "Commodore - The Amiga Years" will not be published.

According to Brian "this does not mean the actual book is cancelled". It is done "because large retailers will begin to drop their preorders when a book is delayed too much (the book was originally scheduled for late 2015 and has been pushed back to summer 2016)". (cg) (Translation: dr)

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19.Apr.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


MorphOS: yWeather.sbar 1.16
Thomas Igracki's screenbar module yWeather for Ambient "shows the current weather information for a selected location." The programm gets the data from Yahoo.

Since our last news news item the latest version provides bug fixes and the temperature in Celsius now is shown with a decimal place. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Apr.2016
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


AnimWebConverter 2.50
AnimWebConverter is a little Hollywood programm for AmigaOS 3.x, AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS which can convert IFF-animations from Anim or Yafa format into animated GIF and PNG files. it can also change the size.

Changes in version 2.50:
  • Added new features:
    • Change the animation speed
    • Loop playing animation
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Compiled with the lastest Hollywood™ version 6.1
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Apr.2016
Amigaworld.net (Forum)


Blog article: Making a(n Amiga) game in 1993
Under the title link Krister Karlsson has described what in 1993 it meant to develop an (Amiga) game. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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19.Apr.2016
AROS-Exec (Forum)


AROS: A week in AROS (from 11.04.2016)
Weekly Krzysztof 'deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of April 11th:
  • MinAD application is now part of AROS contrib repository (mazze)
  • It is now possible to globally disabled lto optimization (Kalamatee)
  • ffmpeg library in version 3.0.1 is now part of AROS contrib repository (Kalamatee)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Apr.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Amiga Future: Issue 94 online
Today issue 94 of the Amiga Future has been published online. It is the issue from January/February 2012. You can also purchase a pdf file of the issue which has a better quality. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Apr.2016
Stephan Dörner (E-Mail)


MNT VA2000: Open source graphic card for Amiga 2000
Lukas F. Hartmann develops a FPGA-based, open source graphic card for the Amiga 2000 which almost has been finished. Under the title link the source code is available as well as a documentation of the history of he project.

If you do not want to assemble the Zorro-II card for yourself, in future you can also buy the MNT VA2000 as well as construction kits from the developer. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Apr.2016



Aminet-Uploads until 16.04.2016
The following archives have been added to Aminet until April 16th, 2016:
CamView.lha              comm/net   43K   68k Cam Viewer for Lan + Internet...
EdimaxCfg.lha            comm/net   78K   68k Configure Edimax AR-7284WnB R...
netsurf.lha              comm/www   6.2M  OS4 Fast CSS capable web browser
netsurf_os3.lha          comm/www   3.0M  68k Fast CSS capable web browser
BoingCube.lha            demo/misc  2.7M  OS4 Bouncing rotating boing cube ...
NoClick.lha              disk/misc  4K    MOS Multiplatform NoClick enabler
Oubliette.adf            game/actio 880K  ppc Find the exit. Kill the dragon.
MCE.lha                  game/edit  1.5M  68k Multi-game Character Editor
MCE-MOS.lha              game/edit  1.7M  MOS Multi-game Character Editor
MCE-OS4.lha              game/edit  1.7M  OS4 Multi-game Character Editor
Krystal_Kaves.lha        game/wb    35K   68k Find some coloured crystals!
Twinine.lha              game/wb    30K   68k Make some twines!
Uppo.lha                 game/wb    30K   68k Move all coloured tiles to th...
SKemoCAD3928.lha         gfx/misc   172K  68k Electro-mechanical CAD f. ind...
SkemoCAD3928_disk.adf    gfx/misc   880K  68k Electro-mechanical CAD f. ind...
FrodoV2_4.lha            misc/emu   318K  68k C64 emulator, V2.4
Ami2K16.lha              mods/xm    6.9M      New mod by Pseudaxos
ics2csv_1.3.lha          text/misc  28K   MOS Convert iCalendar files to CSV
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Apr.2016



OS4Depot-Uploads until 16.04.2016
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until April 16th, 2016:
mhe-ng.lha               dev/ide 9Mb   4.0 Hollywood IDE
hwplayer.lha             dev/mis 9Mb   4.0 Run applets created by Hollywood
mce.lha                  gam/uti 2Mb   4.0 Multi-game Character Editor
netsurf.lha              net/bro 6Mb   4.0 Fast CSS capable browser
amigacloudhandlers.lha   net/mis 9Mb   4.0 Dos handler for Google Drive and...
noclick.lha              uti/mis 4kb   4.0 Multiplatform NoClick enabler
st_ships.lha             uti/mis 16Mb  4.0 Database of ships in Star Trek
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Apr.2016



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 16.04.2016
The following archive has been added to AROS-Archives until April 16th, 2016:
gemdrop.i386-aros.zip        gam/mis 1Mb   Based on Atari 8-bit game "Gem D...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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17.Apr.2016



WHDLoad: New installers until 16.04.2016
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 April 16th, 2016:
  • 2016-04-13 improved: Global Gladiators (Virgin) fixed lockup on checkered screen (Info)
  • 2016-04-13 improved: Cool Spot (Virgin) chipmem usage lowered, fixed spurious interrupts (Info)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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16.Apr.2016



File transfers: SMB file system smbfs 1.102 (AmigaOS 3/4)
During the last months, Olaf Barthel has released several minor updates for the SMB file system smbfs. You can find a detailed list of changes in the changelog on the download site. Several minor bugs have been fixed and the compatibility to Windows Vista/7/8 improved. Connections to Windows 10 also are possible if the new protocols SMB2/SMB3 are not used. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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16.Apr.2016



Shoot'em Up: Playable demo version of RESHOOT
Richard Löwenstein has released a first demo version of his Shoot'em Up RESHOOT which was announced in October 2015 (Youtobe-Video). An AGA-compatible Amiga is required to run the game.

Direct download: RESHOOT_Patreon_Demo.lha (329 KB) (cg) (Translation: dr)

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16.Apr.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Emulator: FS-UAE 2.7.12dev
Frode Solheim's FS-UAE is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD and based on WinUAE and "includes an easy-to-use graphical configuration program which allows you to enjoy FS-UAE and Amiga emulation without writing configuration files." Among others beta version 2.7.12dev adds further keyboard emulated joysticks.

You can find a detailed list of changes under the title link. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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16.Apr.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Game: AmiBoing support for Alinearis 2
In the logic game Alinearis 2 "your goal is to remove all the balls from a level". The latest version adds support for the portal AmiBoing which makes it possible to upload and share your high scores. The update is available via the support center. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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16.Apr.2016
Carsten Siegner (ANF)


MorphOS: ics2csv 1.3
Carsten Siegner's ics2csv converts files from the iCalendar format to the CSV format. Additionally the data can be sorted and single dats sets can be edited or deleted.

Download: ics2csv_1.3.lha (28 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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15.Apr.2016
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


AmigaOS 4: NetSurf 3.5
Chris Young has updated his AmigaOS-4 port of the web browser NetSurf. Version 3.5 provides bug fixes and optimizations. A new beta version for AmigaOS 3.5+ will be released during the next days. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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14.Apr.2016



Platform game: "Bonanza Bros" as free download
In 1991 the platform game Bonanza Bros was released and now can be downloaded for free from the website of the Amiga Future. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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14.Apr.2016
Jarno Smit (E-Mail)


Crowd funding: Another A1200 case
At Indiegogo, Jarno Smit has started a crowd funding project called "AMIGA CASE". It is a case which according to the description is "based on classic Amiga 1200" and "is meant as a replacement for the old (yellowed/damaged) Amiga 1200 case": AMIGA CASE looks like a real A1200 but is slightly larger which provides more space for any expensions or a different motherboard.

The most important features of Smit's case which is officially licenced by Amiga Inc.:
  • Original Amiga logo on the case
  • Designed for classic Amiga 1200 hardware
  • Designed for the Thin Mini-ITX form factor, Raspberry PI 1B+/2/3 and Keyrah V2 keyboard adapter
  • Designed for usage with internal and external keyboards. Can function as a keyboard stand
  • Two 3,5 inch bays to build in devices of your choice. Covers for the 3,5 inch expansion bays with pre cut USB connection holes
  • Recessed air vents for Amiga 1200 accelerators and the Thin Mini-ITX motherboard
  • Adjustable placement in height of the Amiga 1200 motherboard
  • Removable and replaceable backplates
  • High quality plastics with UV stabilizer (no more yellowing)
  • High quality screw points with blind brass inserts
A single case will cost between 60 and 70 Euro. In order to to put this project into practice, during the next two months in total preorders of 90.000 Euro have to be received.

Hint of the editorial staff: Since 2015, "AMIGA CASE" is a registered trademark of Jarno Smit in Benelux. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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13.Apr.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Video: Interview with Volker Wertich (The Settlers)
Already at the end of March, under the title link Matt Chat has released a video interview with Volker Wertich, who is the programmer of the Amiga game "The Settlers". He was also involved in the games "Emerald Mine" and "Emerald Mine 3 Professional".

Two other parts of the interview are about later projects and reflections about the future development of the games industry. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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